Guus Hiddink has told of how disciplinary measures were a fundamental reason behind Chelsea's significant upturn in form under his management. Before the Dutchman's temporary appointment in February, rumours circulated that factions were ruining team morale. With some still longing for Mourinho, some supporting Scolari and others opposing the Brazilian, the dressing room was said to be a fractious place. Hiddink managed to unite the squad by laying down the law. "Before I arrived, players were not in the habit of strictly following a clearly-set timetable," he told The Mirror. "After the first few days, I announced that disciplinary sanctions were in force. "Being late for the bus or by less than five minutes was punished with a £250 fine, more than five minutes - £500. Those who missed a club event paid £1,000. A couple of such cases proved enough to put everything right."
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