The Didier Drogba saga continues and the latest news comes from France via London and the BBC. Guy Lacombe, Drogba's coach at Guingamp, has confirmed to BBC's SportsWorld that his ex-protégé wants to become a coach alongside Guus Hiddink.
This can only mean that the Montreal Impact striker is focusing on his post-player career and the talk around his retirement seem to be true. Knowing that Hiddink is only at Chelsea on an interim basis, Drogba's desire to join would translate into an "immediate" integration into the Dutch's staff at Stamford Bridge.
Lacombe also adds that Drogba has the qualities to motivate players around him and be a leader. I think that a glimpse of these qualities were witnessed by everyone at Stade Saputo and even more importantly the players, that were galvanized by Drogba's presence.
The metamorphosis of the Impact under Drogba was just too rapid to ignore his direct and instantaneous "impact" on a squad that potential. That same potential was unleashed as the club had a good MLS playoff run, its first ever since joining the league in 2012.
At the MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore, Don Garber has confirmed that talks are still ongoing between the league and Chelsea, confirming that retiring as a player does not free up from your contract.