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Chelsea legend to return and help new interim manager -- reports

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Perhaps as a counter-measure to the polemic José Mourinho sacking, reports from Africa claim that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich called Didier Drogba to ask whether the former Chelsea striker could make yet another comeback with the team.

According to magazine Jeune Afrique, the club are looking to reinstate Drogba during the ongoing MLS off-season.  Drogba would be given a staff position in the team until he finishes taking his coaching badges, after which he'd join the first-team coaching staff.

Such a move would be in line with Drogba's comments on his return to Chelsea in his book, and even before, such as when he left in 2012 and claimed he would come back even if it was just as the groundskeeper.  Drogba's appointment as a staff member could accelerate the healing process of Mourinho's sacking.

It should be noted that Drogba is still under contract with Montreal Impact, and the MLS side are very much counting on him to reproduce his stellar from of the last half-season, when his goal-per-game pace led the Impact into the playoffs.


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