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16.09.2019 Football News

Didier Drogba Confirms Turning Down Coaching Job At Chelsea

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Didier Drogba Confirms Turning Down Coaching Job At Chelsea
LISTEN SEP 16, 2019

Legendary Didier Drogba has disclosed that he was approached to become a coach at Chelsea but he, unfortunately, had to turn it down because he is currently focusing on improving football in his country.

The Blues were forced to hunt for a new coach this summer following the departure Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri.

They later settled on English great and club’s all-time top scorer Frank Lampard who has subsequently become a fan favorite in the dugout after impressing in the early stages of the ongoing English Premier League season.

Speaking in a recent interview, Drogba is quoted on tribal football confirming that he passed the offer of returning to Stamford Bridge as a coach.

“Chelsea offered me the chance to return to them as a coach.

“But being a coach does not interest me. I am a leader, and my vision is bigger than just the simple role of being a coach.

“A coach has an impact on a club - but I want to have an impact on an entire nation.

“I could have stayed at Chelsea, but I think the real challenge is here.

“I want us to re-think football, with a nationwide vision, so we can develop the game here.

“The Ivory Coast has a glorious footballing past.

“The funds are in place, together with talent and potential, but they are under-exploited.

“There are some very competent people in the Ivory Coast who can work with me on this project”, the Ivorian international said.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo


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