Wenger dismisses dual coaching role

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that combining the management duties of a Premier League team and an international side is, in the long-term, an impossible job. Russia national coach Guus Hiddink has agreed to manage Chelsea until the end of the season following the sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari, and will combine his Stamford Bridge duties with attempting to guide Russia to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. However, while Frenchman Wenger does not doubt the Dutchman's ability to perform both jobs effectively until the summer, he dismisses the idea of the former PSV Eindhoven boss continuing both roles in the long-term. "It is impossible to take on a club and country role permanently but in the short term he can do it," he told The Guardian. "Russia have only two minor games to deal with in the international break but long term it's not realistic. It's a special situation with Hiddink because of his close connections with [Roman] Abramovich. "I rate Guus highly but you know with Chelsea what to expect, one super manager to leave and another to come in." ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter CHELSEA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Gianfranco Zola, Nicolas Anelka Boy's A Bit Special Michael Mancienne, Scott Sinclair Perfect XI Ruud Gullit, Marcel Desailly Sing When You’re Winning Vidal Sassoon And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Ruud Gullit on Weekend Wonders and Chelsea on Talentspotter