Guus Hiddink's agent claims the Dutchman was Inter Milan's No.1 candidate to take over as coach.
Dutchman expected to remain in charge of Turkey
Guus Hiddink's agent claims the Dutchman was Inter Milan's No.1 candidate to take over as coach, but doubts he will replace Jose Mourinho.
Inter are searching for a new coach after Mourinho's decision to leave for Real Madrid following the club's historic Treble success this season.
Former Chelsea boss Hiddink has been linked with the role and his claims for the post were backed by Inter schemer and compatriot Wesley Sneijder last week.
Hiddink's representative Cees van Nieuwenhuizen claims Inter had made contact regarding the possibility of the 63-year-old taking charge at the Giuseppe Meazza.
However, with Hiddink having only recently started his job as coach of Turkey, he is not expected to make a return to club management.
"The interest from Inter is not invented," Van Nieuwenhuizen told tuttomercatoweb.it
. "Inter Milan contacted me a week ago, saying that Guus was No.1 on their list.
"But I explained that Hiddink has recently signed a contract with the Turkish Federation and so his engagement [by Inter] would be, if not impossible, extremely difficult.
"I am honoured that the European champions consider my client their preferred candidate, but I think a move to Inter is an unrealistic idea.
"Even if Guus was willing to accept, Inter would have to convince the Turkish Federation.
"But I have the feeling that they have already made their choice by focusing on other coaches."