It's official. Guus Hiddink has been appointed as the interim manager of Chelsea on Saturday; the former Real Madrid and Netherlands manager will take charge of the Blues for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

"Mr Abramovich and the Board believe that Guus has what it takes to get the best out of our talented squad," the club released a statement today.

It was only on Thursday that Jose Mourinho was relieved of his duties as the Chelsea boss following some recent results. The Blues have had a disastrous start to their 2015-16 season, and they are now currently 16th in the Premier League with just 15 points from their first 15 matches.

The 69-year-old Hiddink has previously also filled in as the interim manager of Chelsea in February 2009, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari. The Dutchman also guided the London side to winning the FA Cup that year.

"I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. However, I am sure we can all turn this season around," Hiddink said.

"I am looking forward to working with the players and staff at this great club and especially renewing my wonderful relationship with the Chelsea fans."

Hiddink won six Dutch league titles and the European Cup over two stints as the PSV Eindhoven manager. However, the 69-year-old hasn't had much success after leaving Chelsea at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Hiddink's latest assignment was with the Netherlands national side. He replaced Louis van Gaal as the Dutch manager after the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and he left his position in June this year after some poor results.