Hiddink confirms that Drogba is set to return to Stamford Bridge

Sankha Ghosh / 21 December 2015

New Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed he would love to bring back Drogba to assist him as a backroom staff.

Didier Drogba was present at Stamford Bridge sitting alongside Hiddink on Saturday as Chelsea finally returned to winning ways with a comprehensive victory against Sunderland.

Since then speculation had increased that the Ivorian striker could join the coaching team under Guus Hiddink, following two successful playing spells at Stamford Bridge.

However with one more season remaining on his playing contract with current club Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer, the Blues hierarchy is still reluctant to confirm such a scenario right now.

Hiddink, whose appointment as the Chelsea manager for a second spell was confirmed on Saturday just ahead of the kick-off, thinks Chelsea need more people who can give everything to rebuild the squad following a disastrous start to this season and the shock departure of Jose Mourinho.

“We would like to get him involved,” Hiddink told Fox Sports when asked about Drogba.

“But he still has a contract with Montreal in the MLS, even though it is the close season for them now. We want to get important players involved with the club they care about. Drogba’s heart is with Chelsea.”

Didier Drogba went on to win four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and netted the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final in two successful spells at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s startling slump just after winning the Premier League title last term led to the self-styled Special One being sacked two days ago. However, the Blues hierarchy claims Mourinho agreed to a mutual parting as they told him the club have decided that he should leave “in the best interests of the club.”

A shock defeat to Leicester on Monday night left Chelsea 16th in the Premier League table, just a single point above the relegation zone, with the Portuguese tactician accusing his boys of betraying him on the field and saying that the team overachieved in winning the league title last term, but after the latest win they are now 15th in the league table.

The harsh decision comes only five months into the new 4-year deal Mourinho penned in August and Emenalo now reveals the decision was not taken lightly by Abramovich and his fellow board members.




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