Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has summoned Blues legend Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge hours after having pulled the plug on José Mourinho, Jeune Afrique revealed on Friday.
The Impact Montreal striker, who is on his off-season break, was in Abidjan when he received the phone call from the Russian oligarch.
“He is happy to be able to return to Chelsea,” a close source told Jeune Afrique.
“It is the club of his heart, even if he had felt betrayed by José Mourinho, who didn’t honour all his commitments to him when he came back for the 2014-2015 season.”
Chelsea, who are about to appoint former coach Guus Hiddink as caretaker until the end of the season, could entrust the Côte d’Ivoire international with a specific mission that is yet to be known.
The 37-year-old played for the Blues from 2004 to 2012 and during the 2014-15 successful campaign, winning more than ten major trophies including the prestigious UEFA Champions League in 2012.