Didier Drogba finally signs for Chelsea
Didier Drogba has re-joined Chelsea on a one-year contractDrogba left Chelsea on a dramatic high in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the shoot-out which clinched the Champions League title against Bayern Munich.
The 36-year-old then joined Galatasaray but once his contract with the Turkish side ended he was linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, and Italian champions Juventus.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists nostalgia had nothing to do with his decision to sign the Ivory Coast striker.
Mourinho told the club’s website: “He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe. I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history.”
Drogba said: ‘It was an easy decision - I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.
“My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team. I am excited for this next chapter of my career.”
The King Is BACK!!!DIDIER DROGBA SET TO RETURN BACK TO STAMFORD BRIDGE AS A PLAYER COACH
This is great news for all Chelsea fans as they wait to see the return of there
Legend Didier Drogba who is currently in talks to sign a one year deal to return
as a player coach this summer.
The 36-year-old is a free agent after his 18-month stint in
Turkey with Galatasaray and is expected to be integrated into Jose Mourinho’s
coaching staff as well as playing on for one more season.
Mourinho will be counting on the charismatic striker to bring some vital experience
and leadership to the Chelsea dressing room, especially following the departures
of veteran trio Eto’o, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.
Welcome back Didier