What's with the control Roman Abramovich seems to have over the Russian FA?
Imagine if you will, a senior figure close to the FA, and for argument's sake we'll say Sir Trevor Brooking, asking whether Fabio Capello could also do a stint at West Ham as well as England, because Gianfranco Zola has finally jumped ship to join Chelsea? Something tells me Sir Trev's knighted bum would bounce on the Soho Square's pavement with a bit of a thump.
And yet from the outside, that's how Guus Hiddink has fetched up at the blue end of the Fulham Road.
I know Red Rom has been credit-crunched down to his last £5billion, but he clearly still has a hot-line to the desk that says 'yes' at federation headquarters in Moscow.
This double-job thing was something you'll remember Lawrie Sanchez fancied at Fulham. The former Northern Ireland manager would bomb over to Belfast in international weeks he enthused, and hot-foot it back to the Cottage in between.
Nope, was what chairman Mo Fayed said. Not likely, the double commitment is far too great.
And while Russia's programme looks light from now until the end of the season, Capello doesn't just don the blazer for internationals and the five-minutes worth of training that goes before.
He keeps tabs on what England players are doing, thinking, marrying, spending and oh, playing, by watching a game about once every second day. Put it this way, Match of the Day wouldn't be the same without the stony face, folded arms, and glasses being picked out of a main stand somewhere at a Premiership ground every Saturday and Sunday.
So what of Hiddink?
Will he be juggling calls from Moscow in between rubber stamping training at Chelsea? Will he get confused over whether the scout's report he just read came from CSKA or Sunderland?
One thing's for sure, unless Chelsea keep on winning, his Guus will be cooked - and maybe even before May.