Drogba: “I want to give back to the club”

Drogba: “I want to give back to the club”

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Drogba and Cech have been teammates for several seasons at Chelsea

Didier Drogba has admitted he may want to be Chelsea manager one day, insisting that he wants to one day return to the club in some capacity.

Drogba, currently at MLS Montreal Impact, left Chelsea at the end of last season having helped the club regain the Premiership title. It is unlikely that at the age of 37 he will return to the Premiership as a player but he does think he is capable of contributing in a managerial or technical role.

Speaking to BBC Africa, the Ivorian said this:

“I want to give back to the club which has given so much to me. I have agreed that with the club directors.

“Why not manager? Why not sporting director, trainer at the academy or maybe an advising role for strikers?”

Drogba did, however, give his backing for current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, whose fortunes appear to be turning round after wins at home and abroad this week.

“If the club has kept him that means owner Roman Abramovich thinks that he is the right man.

“I think the players trust him and he is giving his best to change the situation.

“They have quality when it comes to the players, and quality when it comes to the management. This is a club which usually doesn’t have a bad season twice.”