Drogba: I hope to return to Chelsea after retirement. I'll even mow the pitch!

Didier Drogba says he'd love to stay involved with Chelsea once he hangs up his boots.

Drogba announced yesterday that he is leaving the Blues.

"I would love to help Chelsea in any way, even if they tell me to come and cut the grass. I will do it," he said.

"Being here for eight years, it will be a big change. Players will go, some stay, but the club will remain as ambitious as it has always been. I am not worried. Chelsea was there before I came and always will be.

"It's impossible to forget this moment. Leaving Chelsea in any case would be difficult, but now even more. It is impossible, Chelsea is in my heart. My blood is blue and my heart even more so."

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