England coach reveals the methods Hiddink used to turn around Chelsea’s season

first_img Guus Hiddink has guided Chelsea away from their early season troubles 2 England’s Grand Slam-winning coach Eddie Jones has revealed how interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink steered the Blues away from the foot of the Premier League table.Jones, who guided England to rugby union’s Six Nations title earlier this year, visited Chelsea’s Cobham training base last week to observe Hiddink and his staff’s methods, and gave an insight into the Dutchman’s work.“He inherited a team that obviously wasn’t performing well and there were some factions within the team,” Jones explained, in our sister publication, Sport magazine.“It was how he put that team back together and got them out of the relegation zone – got them playing a Chelsea style of football.“One of the things that resonated with me was that he didn’t go back to what had happened.“He concentrated on what they could do in the future, which was not dissimilar to what we tried to do with England.”SEE THE FULL ARTICLE IN SPORT MAGAZINE THIS WEEKLike Hiddink, Jones took over a struggling team, after England last autumn became the first host nation to fall at the World Cup pool stage. 2 The Australian rugby coach – who watched Chelsea lose 0-3 at home to Manchester City (pictured above) – drew parallels between Hiddink’s approach with Chelsea and his own methods with the England team.“We didn’t go back [to England’s rugby players] and say: ‘These things were wrong, these things were right,’” said Jones.“We just said: ‘This is your opportunity to change it. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. If you want to be part of the solution, you start working hard, you start playing for the team, you start understanding that you’ve got to be selfless.’”last_img read more