Drogba is a possibility for the top job with the Turkish champions.
Galatasaray’s hunt for a new manager has led the club to an unlikely source in current striker and former Chelsea ace Didier Drogba, reports the Mirror.
This would be a caretaker role however, but does point to the where the 35-year-old sees the forward’s career heading after retirement from playing.
Gala’s former boss Fatih Terim was sacked after a poor start to the season for the Turkish champions and Drogba could be asked to hold the fort.
Another Blues star Roberto Di Matteo is also being linked with the job, with the Italian one of the favourites to take the top position at Sunderland as well.
Roberto Mancini remains the most likely candidate though, after being replaced at Manchester City by Manuel Pellegrini over the summer.
Both managers have enjoyed success in the past, but Drogba would be an unknown entity in the dug-out – although this may not be such a shock choice after all.
The Ivory Coast international was a well respected and liked character at Stamford Bridge, who also exuded a leadership quality both on and off the pitch.
Certain traits of the attacker’s game were undesirable – the “simulation” for example – but the way the African conducted himself apart from this was impeccable.
Now in the twilight years of the Ivorian’s career it is likely that Drogba is looking towards the next stage and a place in a suit/tracksuit on the sidelines could be the ideal fit.
Who knows, one day soon Roman Abramovich may come calling if things go well.