Hiddink: Wenger ‘last of his kind’

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink believes Arsenal will be the last club to retain one manager for as long as they have with Arsene Wenger.

This season will see the Frenchman celebrate 20-years with the Gunners, having overseen three Premier League title successes and six FA Cups triumphs, while he also led the side to the 2006 Champions League final.

Wenger has seen no fewer than 12 managers come and go at cross-town rivals Chelsea during his time in north London, including this term when Jose Mourinho was sacked at Stamford Bridge, replaced by veteran Hiddink.

And, ahead of Sunday’s meeting between the two capital giants, Hiddink said: “I think he might be one of the last to sit on the chair that long.

“Him being in charge regarding those nine years without a title means there is a lot of confidence from the board. And from both sides to see they can go into a future where they are stable, although not winning every year a title.

“But there are many clubs fighting in England, it’s very competitive.”