Hasselbaink backs Hiddink for Chelsea
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink believes fellow Dutchman Guus Hiddink would be the obvious replacement for Carlo Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are again in the market for a new manager - their fifth in the past three years - after Ancelotti paid the price for a trophyless campaign just 12 months after guiding his team to an historic double.
The Italian was given his marching orders barely an hour after the final Premier League game of the season at Everton before travelling back to the Blues' Cobham training base and saying his farewells.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp and FC Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas have been mooted as potential replacements, although Hiddink is rumoured to be owner Roman Abramovich's first choice.
The former Netherlands coach managed Chelsea to FA Cup glory after taking temporary charge in 2009 and Hasselbaink believes a return to Stamford Bridge would make sense.
"I know him very well," he told Press Association Sport. "He was the one that gave me my first cap for Holland. He is a very intelligent football man and a very good football man.
"He has already been here at Chelsea and was a success, so I can understand him being the favourite. Guus has already proved himself, he has already been here. That would be an easy one I think."'