Amid reports of a potential return to Chelsea, former Blues striker Didier Drogba’s mentor Guy Lacombe has revealed that his client is hopeful of a move back to the club in a coaching role.

Drogba, currently under contract with MLS outfit Montreal Impact, has been the subject of many rumours in the last few months regarding a return to the club, not as a player; but as a coach. Lacombe told the BBC:

We spoke via text message and he (Drogba) told me that he wants to become a coach alongside Guus Hiddink. Of course I really hope it goes well for him and I don’t have any concerns about him, because he’s someone who is very intelligent and very determined in everything he does.

Last month, Chelsea’s interim boss Guus Hiddink confirmed that the Ivorian forward was in talks with the Blues, however, insisted that it was not down to him to make a decision on Drogba’s future as he was, and still is, under contract with the Canadian club.

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If I had advice for him it would also be start with a youth team, as well as having an eye on the first team alongside Hiddink. Then he will see all the problems a coach can have. And yes, I believe he has the quality to become a great leader and manager who can really motivate players.

As a result of the player’s and Chelsea’s close relationship and love for each other, it should come as no surprise to see the two wanting a reunion for a third time in a matter of years, however, a new role for Drogba could be one that will be interesting to watch.

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