Guus Hiddink has told reporters that he is in talks with Chelsea about the possibility of becoming the Londoners' latest manager.
Hiddink, who currently manages the Russian national side, says his future will be decided in the next few days.
Chelsea sacked manager Luis Felipe Scolari yesterday after a poor run of form.
He had only taken over the job last summer, replacing Avram Grant, who was fired despite leading Chelsea to the Champions League final.
There has been speculation that Grant may return to Stamford Bridge on a caretaker basis until the end of the season, while AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has also been linked with the vacancy.
Former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard, meanwhile, has said he would consider the position if approached by Chelsea.