What do they know that we don't? Tweet from Socceroos appears to break the news that Guus Hiddink will take over as Chelsea manager following Jose Mourinho's sacking

  • The Socceroos website tweeted congratulations to Guus Hiddink  
  • Tweet wished Hiddink 'good luck' in his new job as Chelsea coach 
  • However the former Socceroos manager had not been confirmed in the job
  • Social media was in a whirl as to how they got such inside information
  • But the controversial tweet was gone from the website by Friday afternoon 

It was a case of jumping the gun at the Socceroos website on Friday when they congratulated former Socceroos boss Guus Hiddink on becoming Premier League champions Chelsea's new manager - despite the fact he hadn't been confirmed in the job.

A tweet was posted on the Socceroos' official website wishing Hiddink all the best in his new job. 

The tweet read: 'Our former boss has taken charge at @Chelsea. Good luck Guus! #GoSocceroos.' However, by Friday afternoon the Tweet had been taken down from the Socceroos website.

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The Socceroos website tweeted congratulations to Guus Hiddink on becoming Chelsea's new manager

The Socceroos website tweeted congratulations to Guus Hiddink on becoming Chelsea's new manager

Hiddink had been linked to a caretaker role at Chelsea in the media but it was all still to be officially confirmed

Hiddink had been linked to a caretaker role at Chelsea in the media but it was all still to be officially confirmed

It had been widely reported in the media on Friday that Hiddink would be offered the job but there had been no confirmation by either the club or the man himself that it was the case.

The Dutchman guided the Socceroos to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals. He is a popular figure in Australia and was referred to affectionately as 'Aussie Guus'.

Hiddink was linked with the Chelsea job after Blues coach Jose Mourinho was unceremoniously sacked by the club on Tuesday after a string of embarrassing results left the team just one point above the relegation zone.

But the Socceroos website certainly got tongues wagging with their tweet and many soccer fans were wondering if they knew something that everybody else didn't. 

Blues coach Jose Mourinho was unceremoniously sacked by the club on Tuesday 

Blues coach Jose Mourinho was unceremoniously sacked by the club on Tuesday 

Football writer and broadcaster Kristan Heneage found out how the rumour came about

Football writer and broadcaster Kristan Heneage found out how the rumour came about

Hiddink is a popular figure in Australia and was referred to affectionately as 'Aussie Guus'

Hiddink is a popular figure in Australia and was referred to affectionately as 'Aussie Guus'

England-based Italian sports journalist, sports author, and radio-television presenter, Gabriele Marcotti, tweeted: ‘Just weird that a national FA would report as fact something that hasn't yet happened.'

Football writer and broadcaster Kristan Heneage however soon solved the riddle.

'Spoke to someone at the Australian FA and they say the Hiddink to #CFC story is based on a story by Fox Sports and not inside information,' Heneage tweeted.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Australian Football Federation for comment. 

The Dutchman guided the Socceroos to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals

The Dutchman guided the Socceroos to the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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