Malouda respects Hiddink

Blues winger happy for Dutch tactician to return

Malouda was impressed with Hiddink before and would welcome his return

Malouda was impressed with Hiddink before and would welcome his return

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Florent Malouda believes Guus Hiddink would do a job at Chelsea having worked wonders during his short spell in charge.

The Blues are on the lookout for a new man at the helm following Carlo Ancelotti's exit at the end of the Premier League season.

Hiddink worked at Stamford Bridge for four months until May 2009 and helping the West Londoners win the FA Cup final.

The Dutchman is among the bookies' favourites to succeed Ancelotti and Malouda for one would love to have him back.

Respect

"He put the club back on the right way. It was short term. It was really quick, but it was really intense."

Malouda on Hiddink

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"I have a lot of respect for him," he told Sky Sports News. "When he came we were in a difficult situation in terms of results.

"He brought back confidence I think. He improved our game and led us in the Champions League and FA Cup.

"He put the club back on the right way. It was short term. It was really quick, but it was really intense.

"You have to take your time to make the right choices and that is what the Board is doing.

"I think we have a strong squad and when you want to add ingredient to the squad to have to take your time."