Chelsea legend Didier Drogba joined new interim boss Guus Hiddink in Roman Abramovich’s Stamford Bridge box yesterday.
Drogba who now plays for MLS side Montreal Impact in the MLS is currently over in England on his off-season break and sat in between Hiddink and Abramovich for the match against Sunderland yesterday.
The 37-year-old’s attendance at Stamford Bridge comes after Montreal Impact denied speculation that he had been contacted regarding a return to the club.
Drogba scored 12 goals in 14 matches for Montreal after signing in July following the end of his second spell at Chelsea.
The Ivorian enjoyed much success at Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA cups, three League Cups and the Champions League in 2012.
Drogba has played under Hiddink before when the Dutchman took interim charge of Chelsea in 2009.
Just last month, Drogba admitted that he has an agreement to return to Chelsea once he finishes his playing career.
Speaking to BBC Africa, he said:
‘I want to give back to the club which has given so much to me. I have agreed that with the club directors.
‘Why not manager? Why not sporting director, trainer at the academy or maybe an advising role for strikers?’