Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed that the club is interested in bringing legend Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge.
Drogba, 37, is one of the biggest stars in recent history for Chelsea, and Hiddink has confirmed that the club is talking to Montreal Impact about the Ivorian star. It’s unsure if Drogba would play or take up a role as a coach at the club.
“Didier is that rare kind of ex-player with big status who would be very good for any club to have, especially him because he’s a Chelsea legend,” Hiddink told Sky Sports. “But he has a contract with Montreal at the moment, and we have to respect that also.
“In what capacity depends on the player himself. You have to give them time and opportunities to find out what’s best for them.
“It might be on the coaching staff or as ambassador, but that’s a bit more of an official function for me. Guys like him need to be in the squad helping younger players, all the players, with their huge experience.
“I’m not in favour of a big ambassador travelling the world in a tie. I think they must give their huge experience to all, especially young kids, but also the older ones when they are in trouble in their career.”
Drogba played for the Blues between 2004-2012, scoring 100 league goals in 226 appearances. He came back to Stamford Bridge for the 2014-15 season, scoring four goals in 28 games before joining Montreal in July.