Didier Drogba is open to returning to Chelsea, and would like to bring Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge with him.
Here’s what Drogba said in the lead-up to tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League match between his new side Galatasaray and Real Madrid:
“Let me finish at Galatasaray first and then we will talk about [the possibility of moving to Chelsea]. It would be nice, not just coaching but to help the club. For this club I gave everything and of course they gave it back to me. I feel at home when I go to London. When I go to Chelsea’s training ground I feel like I can walk around with my eyes closed and know where I am going.”
On the topic of The Special One, Drogba was waxing poetically about his former boss:
“I think for the club it is the best solution to bring José back. The fans want him back. He loves Chelsea. Because you want to rebuild a team and to give them the strength we had a few years ago, he could be the right person. He is a winner and is close to the players. He went to Inter and is at Real Madrid but [he] is still talking about Chelsea, so he loves this club.
“I don’t think he has got over Chelsea and they haven’t got over him. When he came he brought success; we won league titles back-to-back with some great football and the only thing he didn’t win was the Champions League. Maybe that is one of the reasons why he might want to come back. It is unfinished business.”
Somehow, I think it’s wishful thinking on Drogba’s part. While there’s no doubt that Drogba has strong ties to Chelsea, I don’t see him returning to Stamford Bridge unless he was in an ambassador capacity, or similar role. The chances of Mourinho returning to manage Chelsea are slim to none. However, with Drogba’s vivid imagination, anything is possible.