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Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink insists he will leave the London club at the end of the season --- but says winning the Champions League would be the perfect ending to his short spell at Stamford Bridge.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Pedro Pinto, the Dutchman insisted he remained committed to leading Russia to next year's World Cup finals in South Africa and would return to the post of full-time national manager when his Chelsea contract ends next month.

"Although I like it very much (at Chelsea) and enjoy working with the guys, I know in my heart I have my commitment to the Russian players as well," Hiddink told CNN.

Under Hiddink, Russia reached the semifinals of last year's European Championships. With the team currently facing a tough road to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he said it would be unfair to quit midway through the qualifying campaign.

"It would not be fair to say to them, 'Hey guys, I love it at Chelsea.' I love to be in Russia as well so I cannot let them down. I don't like that and I won't do so."Watch CNN's exclusive interview with Hiddink Read full article »

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