Of the six seasons that Didier Drogba spent at Chelsea, the days under José Mourinho were really the pinnacle of his Chelsea career. It is no secret that the two enjoyed a special relationship, which continues even now. As the odds of Mourinho returning to Chelsea get slashed, Drogba has said – in his interview to the Sun – that the club needs the Portuguese in order to bring stability to the club.
Benitez should already be packing his bags, as he prepares to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
This leaves Roman Abramovich looking for his 10th Chelsea manager, and for the first time, the Russian could be going back to one of his former employees.
Mourinho has hinted that he may return to Chelsea in the summer.
During his time at the club, the ‘Special One’ managed to lift every single trophy apart from the Champions League. He has spoken on numerous occasions about the unfinished business he has at Stamford Bridge.
Drogba has said that Mourinho remains as the best manager he has ever worked with. He also thinks that the 50-year-old will be able to repeat the success, as he is a winner.[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“Jose needs to come back. He is a winner, he is close to the players. He went to Inter and is now at Real Madrid but he is still talking about Chelsea so he loves this club.
“The fans want him back. I think for the club it is the best solution to bring Jose back because you want to rebuild a team and to give them the strength we had before.”[/quote]
Drogba has also spoken about how Chelsea should retain players like Lampard and Terry to act as an inspiration for the younger Chelsea players. Lampard is widely expected to leave Chelsea after 12 seasons at the club.[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“All the players who were there at that time, we still have that winning mentality. It is something you do not lose.
“It is something that can come back again but with Frank and John staying it makes it easier — and you might win something more as well.”[/quote]
You can’t help feeling that Drogba is correct. Are you listening, Roman?