Chelsea legend Didier Drogba retired from the game on Thursday but his trip to India got the fans buzzing about his chances of playing the Indian Super League(ISL). Drogba, a former Ivory Coast International is in India as a global ambassador of Yokohama Tyres, a sponsor of the English premier league side Chelsea.
However, Drogba quashed all the speculations of playing in the ISL but said that he will look forward to the coaching stints.
“I think there are other ways to encourage Indian football but I am not going to come out of retirement and play again,” Drogba said
“Once you announce that you are done it’s good to try to stick to it. I have done and achieved everything in the last 20 years so I think it’s time for me to relax a bit,” he added.
Drogba whose football career lasted for over 20 years said that he is open to coaching stints.
“After 20 years of experience on the football pitch. I think I have learnt a lot playing around those big players, those big managers. So this is something I cannot write off,” he said.
About his chances to coach India
Drogba said if opportunity will be right for him, he will surely benefit Indian football with his guidance
“I haven’t thought about it. I don’t know, may be, if the opportunity is right and everything goes according to plan then why not.”