Hiddink reiterates his admiration for Chelsea legend Drogba

Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink has reiterated his admiration for Didier Drogba.

Former Chelsea striker Drogba sat alongside Hiddink and club owner Roman Abramovich in Saturday’s 3-1 league victory over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

The 37-year-old continues to be linked with a role in Hiddink’s short-term set-up, despite remaining contracted to Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

But Hiddink insisted the club’s board would handle any extra back-room recruits.

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"I worked with him five or six years ago and I was delighted to have such a professional in the squad," said Hiddink.

"He’s a legend already in this club.

"It’s nice to connect guys with big hearts somehow to the club.

"The only thing is at the moment is that he’s playing in Montreal.

"The official process I don’t know but I spoke openly from the bottom of my heart that huge impact players can be key for the club.

"Other people have to deal with that, not me."