Hiddink: I Rejected Leicester

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Guus Hiddink has stated he rejected the chance to take over at Leicester, by refusing them indirectly.

The Dutch manager has taken over at Chelsea on two different occasions after the blues sacked their managers. He said he was asked through channels about coaching the foxes.

But he refused to take over and believes they made the right choice of going with Craig Shakespeare.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, the Dutchman said: “To be strictly correct, I didn’t talk directly with Leicester. But you know how the line goes. ‘They think of you…’

“They asked not directly but indirectly, but I said no. If you have decided to sack Ranieri, why don’t you go with your number two guy?

“Shakespeare knows the club, knows the players. Why don’t you go there, you will see what will happen, I said. Happily I was right.

“Liverpool [Shakespeare’s first game in charge] didn’t know what hit them. Within 20 minutes, 2-0. And five days later Leicester won at Hull. The relegation problem was solved in five days.”

Leicester secured their fifth consecutive victory under Shakespeare on Saturday, beating Stoke at home 2-0.



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