Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has not ruled out the possibility of an emotional return for club legend Didier Drogba to the club and has also hinted at a possible coaching role for the Ivorian at the club in the near future after his playing retirement.
It was Mourinho who brought the relatively unknown Ivory Coast international striker to the club from Marseille back in 2004 for a whopping fee of £ 24 million and under his tutelage; Drogba led the club to two consecutive Premier League titles and establishing himself as one of the legends at the club. It was mainly Drogba’s heroics that led the club to its first European success in 2012 before he left the club.
His winning penalty in the shoot-out against Bayern Munich in Munich in the final of the UEFA Champions League underlined his iconic status at the club and he has become a cult legend at Stamford Bridge. Didier Drogba left the club to join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua before returning to Europe with Galatasaray in January this year.
And although he still has a year left to run on his current contract with the Turkish giants, the Portuguese tactician believes Stamford Bridge will always be the spiritual home of the player and has tipped him to return to the club in some capacity in the future.
Speaking to the media, the former Real Madrid manager stated that Didier Drogba is worshipped by the fans of the club and it is perfectly normal before going on to add that he thinks he will return to the club one day. He further mentioned that he is a very important player in the history of the club and will always be in the memory of the fans, the players, the staff as well as the owners.