Guus Hiddink's future hangs on president

Guus Hiddink could move a step closer to becoming Chelsea manager today when the president of the Turkish Football Federation announces whether he will stand for re-election.

Mahmut Ozgener will hold a press conference after returning from a week's holiday and what he says will likely have an impact on the Blues' hopes of securing Hiddink's services in the near future.

Ozgener reportedly lacks enough support to secure another term in office and he could therefore elect to jump before he is pushed. He has been a staunch ally of national team manager Hiddink, whose refusal to fully commit his future to Turkey has caused concern at the TFF. Even Ozgener himself suggested last week he had been misled by the Dutchman, threatening to report Chelsea to Fifa if they persuaded Hiddink to break his contract.

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Feelings are likely to run deeper than that among Ozgener's opponents and any new president may decide to cut his losses on Hiddink, whose reported 4?million-a-year contract expires next summer. There are claims that the TFF is holding out for the maximum possible compensation from Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Chelsea announced that back-up goalkeeper Hilario had signed a new one-year contract.