Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has already started work on what could be his toughest job back at Stamford Bridge – eking some sort of form out of loan flop Radamel Falcao.
Hiddink took to the pitches at Cobham for the first time in his second Chelsea spell on Sunday, leading a short session with the injured Colombian forward as the rest of his side took the day off.
Preparations for the post-Jose Mourinho era are already underway, with Hiddink confirming talks with club legend Didier Drogba over a Stamford Bridge return to be his assistant manager.
“I’d be happy to have him here,” Hiddink said of the striker who scored 11 goals under him in his half-season at Chelsea last time around. “At the moment he is still attached to his contract in Canada. But it is intended that he’s involved.”
The new boss had been out of work since resigning as Holland manager after a disastrous European Championship qualifying campaign.