Outgoing Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has expressed his desire to bring back legendary Cote d’Ivoire striker Didier Drogba, and goalkeeper Petr Cech to the club.
The 69-year-old Dutch coach has also confirmed that he’s staying on at the London club after steering the English Premier League giants to a 10th place finish last term.
Hiddink will stay back at Stamford Bridge as an adviser where he will focus his energy on promoting youngsters to the senior team, as he did during the final lap of the season.
The former Real Madrid and PSV Eindhoven coach was brought in by the Blues for a second stint following the departure of Jose Mourinho in December, after the worst title defence in Premier League history.
He recently revealed all, adding that he has talked to both Drogba and Cech about a return to the club where they achieved legendary status.
“I have spoken with Didier Drogba. I spoke with Peter Cech. These are legends,” said Hiddink. “They have had much impact here. Once they are really finished their playing career, they can be of great value to the club, such as assistant or scout.”
The four-time English champions have been criticised for not promoting enough youngsters coming through their youth system, but Hiddink credits himself with the emergence of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bertrand Traore this season.