Southampton manager, Ronald Koeman has revealed he would be open to taking over as Chelsea manager providing current boss, Guus Hiddink could put in a good word for him.

According to the Mirror, he would like his fellow countryman to suggest him as he hopes to take his management level to the very top.

Koeman has reportedly told Dutch radio:

If Guus puts a good word in for me, that would be a big influence. It is certainly something that I always have at the back of my mind. I always want to achieve the highest possible level. That has happened in Holland and that’s what I’d really like to achieve abroad.

The 52-year-old has enjoyed a successful career across several leagues in Europe, as well as guiding Southampton into the Europa League last season. At his previous clubs, he has won the Eredivisie with Ajax and PSV, as well as winning the Copa del Rey with Valencia.

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He signed a three-year deal at Southampton in 2014 when he took over Mauricio Pochettino, who left for Tottenham.

His future has been put in doubt at St Mary’s Stadium after he slammed the club’s academy and was dismissive of the young talent available to him at the club.