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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 September 2007, 17:35 GMT 18:35 UK
Hiddink agent cool on Blues link
Russia coach Guus Hiddink
Hiddink has no plans to come to England
Guus Hiddink does not want to manage in the Premier League, according to his agent Cees van Nieuwenhuizen.

Hiddink, 60, is currently Russia coach, and his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has seen him linked with taking over at Stamford Bridge.

But his agent said: "Where he is right now and his age, it is of more interest to him to work with a national team.

"I think that's what he likes to do instead of being in the pressure cooker of the Premier League."

Hiddink, who is reportedly paid half his wages by Russian billionaire Abramovich, is trying to help Russia earn qualification for Euro 2008.

His team are third in their group and out of the qualification spots, which are filled by leaders Croatia and England in second.


Van Nieuwenhuizen says Hiddink is in talks about extending his deal with the Russian Football Federation even if he does not guide the country's national team to the Euro 2008 finals.

"The intention is that the contract will be renewed after Euro 2008 and through to the 2010 World Cup," added van Nieuwenhuizen.

"There are some details that have to be discussed but I can hardly imagine they will be a big problem.

"It is nothing to do with money but more the content of the work and some small changes.

"The Russian FA has also made it clear that no matter the result of Euro 2008 qualification they would like Guus to continue his job with them.

"He has the same opinion and that there is a lot of work to do. There is a big challenge ahead and Russian football is a sleeping giant and he wants to try to get it away."

He added: "I think Abramovich would not make any friends if he would steal away Guus Hiddink from the Russian Football Federation."

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