Now 34, with three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and now the biggest prize of all collected, there seems little more for Drogba to achieve with Chelsea.
Would it not be more fitting for him to accept different challenges in a very different part of the world - China hardly offers the same competitiveness - his place in Stamford Bridge folklore secure?
"Didier is a big-match player and he did it once again," said Buck of a player who has now scored nine goals in nine finals for Chelsea.
"(Chief executive) Ron Gourlay is going to sit down with his agent this week and we'll see where it goes.
"We have to do what's best for Chelsea Football Club and Didier has to do what's best for him."