Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has insisted that the return of Didier Drogba in a coaching capacity would be hugely beneficial to the club.
Negotiations between the striker and the Premier League champions have yet to result in a deal being struck, with the 37-year-old still under contract with MLS side Montreal Impact until December.
However, Drogba has been seen at Stamford Bridge since Guus Hiddink was placed in temporary charge of the first team, and it has been suggested that he could return in a coaching role to help get the Blues back on track after a disastrous start to the campaign.
With Jose Mourinho being sacked and all the instability that came with it, Courtois believes that Drogba’s presence at the club would be a big boost as they start to show signs of salvaging their season following a comprehensive 3-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend.
“I had a very good relationship with him last year. He was great for the dressing room and our team,” Courtois said, as reported by ESPN FC.
“If he comes back as a coach it will be a great addition to all the team.”
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last three games and have moved to within 13 points of fourth-placed Tottenham as they attempt to make a run at securing a place in Europe next season in the second half of the campaign.