Thibaut Courtois and goalkeeping coach are 'different' - Guus Hiddink

LONDON -- Guus Hiddink admits that Thibaut Courtois and goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon are "different personalities" but insists that Chelsea's No.1 goalkeeper does not want to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

A report in The Sun on Friday claimed that Courtois has lost confidence in Lollichon and is resigned to finding a new club at the end of this season, after being informed by the Chelsea hierarchy that the French goalkeeping coach will continue in his role under new first team head coach Antonio Conte.

But earlier this week the Belgian had told Le Parisien that he will "100 per cent" stay at Chelsea in spite of the most disappointing season of the Roman Abramovich era, amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Hiddink believes that Courtois' comments put an end to the uncertainty surrounding his future, and says that the 23-year-old and Lollichon will remain professional in their relationship, whatever their differences.

Asked if he was aware of a problem between Courtois and Lollichon at a press conference on Friday, Hiddink replied: "I don't think so. They are working with the group, they are working as goalies do normally in their reduced area.

"They are different personalities -- we don't neglect that -- but they do well. They are very professional, they work hard, and the most important thing is that Courtois recently said that he's very happy at Chelsea and he will stay at the club."

Hiddink then referenced Steve Atkins, Chelsea's head of communications, and continued: "If Steve and I have a big dispute it's not 'Steve has to go or I have to go.' That's not what is going on. [Courtois] is happy here and then we work.

"You have to cope and be professional to each other, and they do. I look at the training of the squad and the training of them, which is mostly separate. I watch and I see the full commitment of executing the exercises."

Lollichon joined Chelsea from Rennes in November 2007 on the recommendation of Petr Cech. The Frenchman is widely credited with helping the Arsenal goalkeeper become one of the world's finest while at Stamford Bridge, and he has survived the departures of a succession of Chelsea managers.