Guus Hiddink discusses John Terry's future and assesses Chelsea's season

Guus Hiddink

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Liverpool in the Premier League.

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has said that John Terry does deserve a huge goodbye from the club as he looks set to leave at the end of the season.

Terry is suspended for the final two games of the campaign after receiving a red card in the defeat to Sunderland at the weekend - meaning he may well have played his last game for the club, unless there is some kind of U-turn that sees the Chelsea captain remain at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of their trip to Liverpool, as shown on the official Chelsea website, Hiddink said that his morale was not so good initially in training, but revealed there was an occasion where he and Terry discussed coaching in the future.

He said: "I think the other day we were sitting next to each other before the game in Bournemouth and we discussed a bit about sitting on that spot and it was a hot spot he felt, but it felt good.

"I think John is very keen, he's always been a leader, you could always rely on him - which is important - and I think he can make this step but you always need time to switch off from your career a little bit and make a foundation to be a manager.

"He has been training the recent days and of course the way he came on the pitch for training after being sent off it's not the most beautiful face, of course. Then training, he started to lift up his morale and he trained OK. But not being there in the last two games is a blow for him, and for us of course because he's played OK."

Hiddink was asked whether he felt the season had been disaster for the club after the side tumbled down the table from being champions last season to looking over their shoulders towards the relegation zone at the midway point of the campaign. 

They can now finish no higher than ninth, and they do not have any silverware to show for their season meaning there will be no European competition for the club at all in the next campaign.

He certainly agreed that Chelsea should be in a better position than they are currently, adding: "When I think about disasters, I think about bigger things in the world. Of course, when we go into our closed football world, you might call it a disaster. Chelsea must be at the top, fighting for silverware, like they are used to.

"My first job was to get us out of the relegation zone - nothing else - and we achieved that."

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