Chelsea given go-ahead for Guus talks

LONDON - Chelsea have been granted permission by Russia to speak to national team coach Guus Hiddink about becoming their temporary manager, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

"Chelsea Football Club can confirm it has officially approached the Russian Football Union (RFU) for permission to speak to Guus Hiddink to become the club's temporary coach until the end of the season while continuing to be in charge of the Russian national team," said a Chelsea statement.

"That permission has been granted and Chelsea would like to thank the RFU for their co-operation."

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