Sidwell told talkSPORT: “Jose came down to the dressing room to say his goodbyes and gave a speech about how proud he was and the relationships he built with the players.
“I looked around that dressing room and there were tears coming from the players' eyes.
“There was not a dry eye in that room.
“Drogba was inconsolable.
“He went round and he embraced every player one by one.
“I was only there for four or five months at the time and I remember thinking, wow, this is powerful."