Guus Hiddink has refused to discuss links with Chelsea and will not let the speculation distract him.
Turkey boss refuses to talk about Chelsea links
Turkey boss Guus Hiddink has refused to discuss his links with Chelsea, insisting he is not letting the speculation become a distraction.
Dutch tactician Hiddink is among the favourites to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge after the Italian was fired last week.
Hiddink, who is close to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and has already served the club as boss during a brief spell in 2009, is currently preparing Turkey for their forthcoming Euro 2012 clash with Belgium.
And speaking to Turkish television, he insisted he was fully committed to his current job and would not let the distractions get to him.
"I have heard a lot of rumours and speculation," Hiddink said on NTV's 100% Futbol.
"I have told the players they must focus on Belgium and the same goes for me. I am fully focused on getting the team ready for next Friday.
"I have in my career very few games. I want to do more with the players on a daily basis but that is impossible because I am national team manager.
"But I am not going into the speculation as I have to prepare the team and to make sure that no-one can blame me afterwards saying I was concentrating on other things.
"I am not going into speculation, I am fully concentrated. I demand full commitment from myself so I will not go into speculation.
"I am being forced by circumstances to go into a tunnel and exclude a little bit the outside world."