According to French outlet L'Equipe , Didier Drogba has ended his short spell with MLS outfit Montreal Impact after six months but...
According to French outlet L'Equipe, Didier Drogba has ended his short spell with MLS outfit Montreal Impact after six months but the Chelsea legend has swiftly squashed the rumour via his official twitter account.
Lovely to receive these messages but I have not yet announced my retirement & am still in discussion with @impactmontreal about my future.— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) January 6, 2016
The Stamford Bridge icon, who scored 164 goals in 381 appearances, is working on return to the Premier League to work under Hiddink in west London.
The 37-year-old left the Premier League champions for Montreal Impact last summer but Guus Hiddink’s arrival at Stamford Bridge last month, replacing Jose Mourinho, has opened the door for the Ivorian to return in a coaching capacity.
Members of the Blues hierarchy believe Drogba’s presence could be key as Hiddink looks to win over a dressing room many believe to be unsettled by their poor start to the campaign.
The former Ivory Coast international famously scored the vital penalty in the 2012 Champions League final to give the London club their first and only taste of success in the competition.
L’Equipe state that sources in Canada have informed them that Drogba will announce his decision in time to be in the dugout for the Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain on 16 February. We wait to see how true that is.
It remains to be seen how much of a severance package Chelsea will be required to pay Montreal in compensation if he is to quit but the Major League Soccer side are believed to have expected an approach.