The Premier League fixture was Chelsea’s first since the departure of Jose Mourinho, who was sacked earlier this week. The Portuguese manager has been replaced by Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, who returns for his second spell at the club, although the makeup of the returning legend’s backroom staff is yet to be decided.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday that Roman Abramovich is considering inviting Montreal Impact striker and Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba back to the club in a coaching capacity.
The Ivorian forward enjoyed—like Hiddink—two stints in west London, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League during his time at the club.
He remains a Blues icon and one of the club’s finest-ever players.
Could he now be set to return as part of Hiddink’s backroom?
Certainly this footage acquired during the Pensioners’ 3-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday would suggest that the rumours have some weight.
As this video shows, the striker enjoyed the game sat between his potential new employer Abramovich and his possible new boss Hiddink.
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