Reports suggest that Didier Drogba will return to his former club and this will definitely come as a relief to the Chelsea fans. Drogba can be Guus Hiddink’s first tactical man change after he took the reins of a devastated Chelsea team. Currently Drogba is 37 years old and is playing for Montreal Impact, a team that plays in the Major League Soccer. His contract ends in December, 2016. According to the speculations, Didier Drogba can return to Chelsea as Assistant Coach.
Chelsea lack the firepower and their finishing has been poor this season. Drogba being a natural finisher will surely share his knowledge and guide the Chelsea attackers, who in turn can do some justice to the chances created by the Blue’s midfield. The current striking options at Chelsea’s disposal includes many big names but they have failed to live up to their expectations and Diego Costa in particular has been terrible.
Drogba was signed for £24 million back in the summer of 2004 and his second spell started in 2014 and it lasted only for a year. He has spent a total of ten years at Stamford Bridge. No wonder he may return to his favorite club as a coach.
This speculative move was almost tossed into oblivion when Montreal Impact themselves denied such approaches on Twitter on 18th December, 2015.
Here’s what they said:
The rumour about Didier Drogba is unfounded. No contact has been made with the club or him. #IMFC
— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) December 18, 2015
We believe that Guus Hiddink is trying to give Chelsea a decent finish this season and thus he is frantically searching for proven options. Who else can guide the Blue’s attack other than their most prolific striker himself. This sort of speculation kept intensifying as the transfer window approached. Guus Hiddink himself confirmed to ESPN that he will definitely want the big Ivorian this season.
Something for the Indian fans: Guus Hiddink had planned to spend a gala Christmas holiday in India, but the Mourinho tragedy ended him on the tactical area of Stamford Bridge trying to save a already disastrous fate of this prestigious club. Holidays spoilt? Nah, everyone including Hiddink is loving it.
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