French publication L’Equipe has claimed that Didier Drogba has retired early to join Chelsea’s coaching staff.
The 37-year old, who had nine very successful years at Stamford Bridge, has been heavily linked with a coaching role at the club after the appointment of Guus Hiddink as interim coach.
Drogba is currently signed on with MLS side Montreal Impact, but L’Equipe has claimed that the Ivorian has ended his time in Canada after just six months.
Hiddink has already spoken of how he would welcome Drogba into his backroom team, stating that his addition would be “very good for any club.”
However, no official announcement has been made and if Drogba has retired, it is unknown what role he would take up with the Blues.