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Didier Drogba denies retirement rumors

Didier Drogba denies retirement rumors

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast and former Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba says he remains in discussions with Montreal Impact over his future, insisting reports over his retirement are false.

A report in French newspaper L’Equipe on Wednesday night claimed Drogba was set to retire from professional football and head back to Stamford Bridge to be a part of Guus Hiddink’s backroom staff.

However, the 37-year-old, who still has a year to run on his contract atMLS side, Montreal Impact, shot down the rumors through a tweet.

Drogba joined Montreal last summer after leaving Chelsea for the second time in his career and scored 12 goals in 14 appearances during his debut season in Major League Soccer.

He has been repeatedly linked with a return to Chelsea following the appointment of Hiddink as Jose Mourinho’s successor at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba

Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, 157 of the strikes coming in 341 appearances in his first spell, which concluded with the 2012 Champions League victory in Munich.

He left Chelsea for two seasons after his silverware laden eight-year spell and has won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and three League Cups with the club.