Drogba promised role in Chelsea backroom staff

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Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho has promised Didier Drogba that when he decides to hang up his boots, he will have a space for the Ivorian in his backroom staff, according to BBC Sport.

Currently in his second spell with the Blues, Drogba will end his career with Mourinho’s side and immediately be given a role with the Portuguese manager behind the scenes at Chelsea.

“The important thing is he is here and will finish his career with Chelsea,” said Mourinho.

“It looks, for me, that he’s going to stay doing other things when he finishes his career.”

Drogba scored and created a goal in Chelsea’s 4-1 romp of London rivals, Tottenham last night and the Blues boss commented on Drogba’s performances since coming back to Stamford Bridge.

“It’s remarkable,” said Mourinho, when asked about the striker’s performance levels. “First of all he’s a team player. He’s not selfish, not vain. He’s a humble guy who plays for the team, fights for the team. He’s fantastic.

“I was expecting exactly this. I played against him at Real Madrid and I could feel the kind of potential he still has.”

The 36-year-old has been a loyal and just servant to Chelsea and it seems Mourinho is keen to repay the Ivorian with token of his gratitude. What will Drogba’s role become when he finally finishes playing?