Former Chelsea striker Dider Drogba has emerged as a potential assistant to new interim manager Guus Hiddink.
Hiddink’s appointment was announced ahead of the Blues’ 3-1 win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge; two days after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich called up Drogba, who spent a total of nine years at the club over two spells, enquiring about whether the Ivorian would be interested.
It is believed that the 37-year old would call time on his playing career to take up the position, which will start in recruitment. After working on his coaching badges, Drogba would move up to a more senior position.
It is unclear whether Drogba and indeed Hiddink are interested in taking up the offer. However, the pair were both seen at the Sunderland game on Saturday.