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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba announces retirement plans

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba plans to hang up the boots at the end of the USL season with Phoenix Rising.

The USL campaign begins in March 2018 and finishes in November.

Drogba, who turns 40 in March, told RMC Sport: "Ah, do you want a scoop? I think next year will be my last season.

"At some point you have to stop. I need to have time for my other projects."

Drogba became the first player-owner at an American club when he bought a stake in Phoenix this year.

He added: "I need time for my other projects. It's good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit."

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