Didier Drogba announces the date of his retirement

Didier Drogba plans 2018 retirement date

Didier Drogba plans 2018 retirement date

Didier Drogba has revealed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's defiant response when confronted over the number of managers he has sacked at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to former French striker Christophe Dugarry on radio station RMC Sport, Drogba confirmed he felt the next campaign would be his last on the field as he looked towards "other projects".

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has backed manager Antonio Conte to weather the storm at Stamford Bridge, and keep his job, despite many people calling for his head.

His initial stay in London coincided with one of the most successful periods in Chelsea's history, during which they also won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and three League Cups. The coach came in with drastic methods and the club became champions again. It is necessary to readjust to the matches every three days, to the demand of results which is permanent, to the intensity.

"I think next year will be my last season", he admitted.

"You have to be at your best every day, which isn't easy". I need to have some time for my other projects.

"No, because when the coaches come, they have a free hand at the club, they do what they want, after that I do not see the relationship with the president on a daily basis, but you cannot come into conflict with your boss", he said.

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