The ‘Special One’ sees a future for the African at the Bridge.
Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has sent out a message that is sure to please most Blues fans – that Didier Drogba will come back to the club at some point.
At 35-years-old it’s unlikely that Mourinho thinks the striker will return as a player, but the Portuguese boss does see the Ivory Coast international working in some capacity at Stamford Bridge.
“He is loved in this club by everyone and that’s very, very normal. I think one day he will have a Chelsea future,” the 50-year-old was quoted in the Telegraph.
“I am nobody, I am just the manager. Is he a very important player in Chelsea’s history? Yes. Will Didier be always in the memory of Chelsea fans, Chelsea board, Chelsea owner, Chelsea fellow players, Chelsea kids growing up? Yes.
“Is it normal that Didier will be in the future connected with Chelsea again, I think yes. How? I don’t know.”
Mourinho did not specifically say that Drogba would be a coach at the west London club, but with the forward coming towards the end of a playing career that would be the likely progression.
The Ivorian took on legendary status at Chelsea in the attacker’s final game for the club in 2012, scoring the equaliser and then winning penalty in the Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich.
Drogba also scored 100 Premier League goals in eight years at the Bridge and in a poll conducted shortly after that famous final, was voted the greatest ever Blues player.
It’s almost certain that the supporters at the club would welcome the African back with open arms.