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Hiddink confirms Chelsea planning to bring back Didier Drogba

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On Saturday, Chelsea Football Club confirmed that Guus Hiddink would be returning to the club, to take over for the remainder of the 2015/16 season. He was in attendance at Stamford Bridge for the impressive victory over Sunderland, sitting next to legendary center forward Didier Drogba.

Drogba is still under contract with MLS franchise Montreal Impact FC for next season, but his presence in the owner's box following Mourinho's departure led to speculation that a Stamford Bridge return could be coming. Sure enough, Hiddink confirmed on Sunday that the Blues are planning to bring the Ivorian back as an assistant under Guus:

'I'd be happy to have him here. At the moment he is still attached to his contract in Canada. But it is intended that he's involved.'

Mourinho's sacking was never going to be popular with the fans, but bringing back one of the most popular players to ever wear the Chelsea shirt would be a great way for the board to get the crowd back behind the club, and hopefully quiet some of the boos that we heard this past Saturday. Every little bit would help, and if he can help remind our forwards how to put the ball in the net, some of those jeers might even turn into cheers.

It will also be fantastic just to see Drogba back with the first team, as he's one of several players that I'm sure we're all hoping remain involved with the club for a very, very long time.