Guus Hiddink has just checked his phone to see 20 missed calls from an unknown number based in Russia.
The Dutch manager momentarily left his device for a couple of minutes to make a hot chocolate and returned to see Chelsea had lost at Man City.
The Blues barely turned up against the league leaders, with Eden Hazard a peripheral figure in an unsuccessful false 9 role.
The result means the Blues are falling even further behind in the race for the top four, with the gap to Tottenham now five points with just nine games remaining.
The 71-year-old has saved Chelsea twice before as an interim boss after sacking their manager; in 2009 and 2015.
And Hiddink’s butler Lee Satchell confirmed the news after hearing the incessant vibrations from their living room.
“Guus barely uses his mobile which I guess is why he wasn’t there to take any of the calls,” said Satchell.
“He was just getting ready for bed when we heard his phone buzzing so we thought we’d take a look.
“20 missed calls means whoever it was must be in a desperate situation.
“He also had a text from Antonio Conte saying ‘if he picked up he’d f*** him up’ which was a bit weird.”
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