Drogba wants to manage Chelsea

Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has expressed his desire to return to the west London club to manage the club at some point in the future.

The 37-year-old who plays for Canadian outfit Montreal Impact is nearing the end of his career, but the legendary Ivorian scored 164 goals in two spells at Stamford Bridge, would like to come back as a manager in coming future.

“I want to give back to the club which has given so much to me. I have agreed that with the club directors,” the striker told BBC Sport.

“Why not manager? Why not sporting director, trainer at the academy or maybe an advising role for strikers?”

Drogba re-signed for the Blues on a season-long loan last season, before helping them to a fourth Premier League title.

He won four league titles, the Champions League, four FA Cups and three League Cups during his time at Chelsea.

However, the reigning Premier League champions have struggled this season so far, losing seven of their opening 12 games, and are currently find themselves in 15th in the league table.