News broke on Wednesday night that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has retired from playing in order to join the Blues’ back room staff as a coach.
Currently on the books of MLS side Montreal Impact, the 37-year-old had been believed to be ready to hang up his boots in order to link up with Guus Hiddink as part of his coaching staff.
However, despite the reports reaching far and wide, the Ivorian veteran has denied the rumours by taking to Twitter to set the record straight.
Lovely to receive these messages but I have not yet announced my retirement & am still in discussion with @impactmontreal about my future.
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) January 6, 2016
Drogba revealed that he is still in talks with the Canadian side about his future, and images of him watching Chelsea’s recent clash with Sunderland alongside Hiddink and club owner Roman Abramovic were taken wildly out of context.
We’re guessing that this is very much a case of ‘watch this space’ as he could still yet decide to call time on his spell in North America, but for now he is still very much a player.