Roman Abramovich keen on Didier Drogba rejoining Chelsea as a coach

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Chelsea's controversial owner Roman Abramovich is considering asking Blues legend Didier Drogba to join a new-look coaching set-up following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, according to the Telegraph.

After taking control of the club in 2003, Abramovich has been at the centre of Chelsea's recent success given the vast amount of money invested in the club.

The Russian billionaire has overseen twelve years at the helm, during which nine different managers have come and gone at Stamford Bridge.


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And following the sacking of Mourinho on December 17, Guus Hiddink has returned for a second spell as interim manager until the end of the season.

Rui Faria, Silvino Louro, Jose Morais and Carlos Lalin all followed Mourinho in leaving Chelsea, sparking speculation of fan favourite Drogba returning to the club as a coach.

Last year, former manager Mourinho said: “Drogba will be a coach or assistant youth team manager or the main ambassador of Chelsea, or director of sports. There will be a role for him when he wants.

"He is a player who Mr Abramovich wants at the club.”


With the Ivorian currently plying his trade in the MLS for Montreal Impact, his age seems to have had little impact on his goalscoring ability, scoring eleven goals in as many games during his first season.

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone is rumoured to be a summer target for the Blues and with Drogba's inclusion in the coaching staff could help galvanise Chelsea's squad.

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Drogba was sighted in west London on Saturday during the club's 3-1 over Sunderland, sitting next to Hiddink and Abramovich and fuelling rumours of a potential return.

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