New Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has warned fans that his appointment does not mean the team have a quick fix to their problems.
The 69-year-old faces Watford in his first game back in charge on Saturday, after watching from the stands as Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 last week in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure.
Hiddink, who led the club to the FA Cup in his opening spell at the helm back in 2009, reflected on the club’s poor form prior to his arrival and stressed it would not be easy to turn the situation around.
He said: “If you look back a bit to last season where there was this huge success in winning the title then of course you go into the next season and you have your targets, your aims and your aims are the same.
“Getting the championship again, even though in the Premier League that is not easy, that was the main target. The other targets of course are to go into the Champions League and the FA Cup.
“But it is not easy to fix as sometimes after a championship you might relax a bit as a team and then you get a wake-up call from somewhere in September, but the situation is that they were down last week to one point off the relegation zone, which was frightening for everyone inside the club.