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Former boss of the Netherlands national team Gus Hiddink has turned up the heat on embattled Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho by throwing his hat in the ring for what everyone assumes could be the vacant managers job at Stamford Bridge should Jose Mourinho get the sack.

Chelsea has had their worst ever start in the Premier League, only winning five out of tem matches as the Portuguese manager sweats on the fitness of striker Diego Costa ahead of this weekend’s match with Liverpool, a club who incidentally gave new manager Jürgen Klopp his first victory last night when a second string Liverpool beat Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup.

When asked about the opportunity to take over at Chelsea even if it was just as a temporary caretaker manager Hiddink said:”Top class football is always attractive.

“I’ve had some offers come my way recently, but there were no jobs I wanted to get in to right away. We’ll see, we just have to wait now.”

Blues striker Loic Remy also weighed in on the situation rubbishing reports that the “Special One” had lost the faith of his senior players.

“Of course I don’t want him to leave. I think all the players don’t want that. We can still be in the top four if we win games.”

But former Liverpool and German international midfielder Dietmar Hamman said: “I think he’s got a mountain to climb to get back on track. I’m not sure there’s a way back.

“I think he’s fallen out with too many players and you’ve got to have these people on board. It was just a step too far.

“I’ve never seen it at any top club in the past. Are they going to go through a brick wall for him at the moment? I don’t think so.”