Three-year offer for Drogba

Published Add your comment

Striker Didier Drogba will be offered a new three-year contract by Chelsea.

Contrary to media speculation that the Blues were not prepared to hand him a fresh long-term deal, one will be put before the Ivory Coast international within the next week.

Drogba is seen by Chelsea as being irreplaceable and has proved his worth to the capital club yet again this season.

Despite his earlier problems with former boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, Drogba returned to his best form under the managerial tenure of interim coach Guus Hiddink.

He was at the centre of controversy following Chelsea's Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona when he confronted Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after the final whistle.

Drogba's foul-mouthed rant was seen by millions as he swore straight at the TV cameras.

However Chelsea have been impressed by his behaviour since the incident, for which he apologised almost immediately.

Chelsea now believe that it is better to keep Drogba than look for a replacement.

The club are convinced he can play a major part in their search for silverware under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian will take charge of Chelsea in July and Drogba will be a major part of his plans for the coming season.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Didier Drogba
European News
Premier League
UEFA Champions League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again