Soccer star Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea looking for more Premier League wins


Didier Drogba playing for the Ivory Coast in the World Cup. (Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA)

After two years playing with Chinese and Turkish clubs, Ivory Coast soccer legend Didier Drogba has agreed to return to Chelsea to rejoin his old pal Jose Mourinho, who manages the Chelsea squad.

“It was an easy decision — I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me,” Dider said shortly after signing his new contract (via ChelseaFC.com).

Didier’s last stint at Stamford Bridge lasted eight seasons, where he managed to rack up 157 goals, three Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy.

“My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team. I am excited for this next chapter of my career,” Didier said.

One must remember, however, that Didier is 36. For a striker, that’s a bit over the hill. Mourinho, however, brushed off any concerns, telling ChelseaFC.com:

“He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe. I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history.”

There is no word on how much Drogba’s latest contract is worth.

(H/t: Pro Soccer Talk)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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