Drogba backs Mourinho for Chelsea return

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes his old boss, Jose Mourinho, will one day return to Stamford Bridge, claiming the current Real Madrid Coach has unfinished business with the Premier League club, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Drogba is preparing with Galatasaray to face Mourinho’s Madrid in a Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday, and feels it is inevitable that the Portuguese returns to the west London club once he leaves Spain.

I think for the club it is the best solution to bring Jose back. I don’t think he has got over Chelsea, and they haven’t got over him,” Drogba said, adding: “ He is a winner, and still close to the players. He went to Inter Milan and now Real Madrid but he still talks about Chelsea, so he loves this club.

When he came he brought success – we won two league titles back-to-back with some great football and the only thing he didn’t win was the Champions League. Maybe that is one of the reasons why he might want to come back. It is unfinished business.

Mourinho was appointed by Roman Abramovich to succeed Claudio Ranieri in 2004, having just guided Porto to a Champions League success. But he left Chelsea before he could repeat the feat, departing in September 2007 after reportedly falling out with the Russian owner. The pair though are said to have patched up their differences in the five-and-a-half years since.

Drogba added that he would also be open to a Chelsea return – if it was under Mourinho, and only after his time in Turkey was at an end. “Let me finish at Galatasaray first, then we will talk about that,” Drogba said.

For this club I gave everything and, of course, they gave it back to me. I feel at home when I go to London. When I go to Chelsea’s training ground I can walk around with my eyes closed.

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