Didier Drogba Chelsea
Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The illustrious career of Didier Drogba is close to coming to an end having revealed he will hang up his boots at the end of the upcoming USL season, Telefoot reports via Goal.

Despite success at other clubs like Marseille and Galatasaray, the Ivorian will be known for his prime days at Chelsea, in which he scored 164 goals for the Blues.

Currently co-owning and playing for Pheonix Rising, Drogba insists the time is right to focus on his future away from playing football when speaking to Telefoot.

Goal quotes Drogba saying:

“I started late at the top level. I really enjoy playing. I like my role of owner-player a lot. I’m surrounded by a lot of youngsters, and I like passing my know-how on to them. But this season is the last. I’m 40, it’s time now.”

Drogba Banner Stamford Bridge
Chelsea fans honour club legend Didier Drogba with a banner at Stamford Bridge.

Not many could have predicted the success the centre-forward achieved at Chelsea, joining the club in 2004 for £24m. The special bond between club and player was formidable as Drogba won four Premier League titles and our Champions League honour.

Whilst showing no indication of what he plans to do post-retirement, there’s no doubt Chelsea will offer a helping hand to the club legend.

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