Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: Didier Drogba to be offered back room role

Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that striker Didier Drogba will be offered a role at the club when he decides to hang up his boots.

The Blues legend was on hand to help the club secure their 3-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night.

Drogba created Eden Hazard’s goal before grabbing the club’s second goal on the night. Frenchman Loic Remy eventually scored the last goal of the game but Drogba’s performance earned plenty of praise from Mourinho.

The 36-year-old is in his second spell with the club after leaving in 2012 to join Turkish giants Galatasaray.

During his first spell he netted 157 goals in 341 games as he picked up 10 trophies during an eight-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

He was on hand to help the club win the 2012 Champions League final as he stepped up to take the winning spot kick.

Although he hasn’t had much first-team action this season due to Diego Costa’s form, Drogba has delivered and Mourinho admits he will be offered a role to stay.

He said: “It’s remarkable. I was expecting exactly this. The important thing is that he’s here and he’s going to finish his career with Chelsea.

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

“It will be his decision when he decides when to stop as a player. It will be something personal.”

Drogba could well return to the bench for this Saturday’s clash against Newcastle United. The Blues are 1.51 to win the match, with the draw 3.87, while the Magpies are available at 6.70 with Dafabet.

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