Chelsea FC legend Didier Drogba has revealed that he has the bigger vision of making the difference with the Ivory Coast and that contributed towards his decision to turn down a backroom role at Stamford Bridge.
Drogba was one of the former Blues star, who was offered with a coaching position shortly after Frank Lampard was named as the club’s head coach during the summer.
However, the 41-year-old did not necessary follow the likes of Ashley Cole back to the Blues and he has now revealed the main reason behind the choice made.
In an interview covered by Metro, Drogba revealed that he has the leadership qualities and he would like to utilise the same on a national scale rather than just focusing on a single club.
He added that he has his sights on becoming the president of the Ivory Coast FA whereby he can help the nation get back to their prime, he told: “I am a leader, and my vision is bigger than just the simple role of being a coach.
“A coach has an impact on a club – but I want to have an impact on an entire nation. I want us to re-think football, with a nationwide vision, so we can develop the game here. The Ivory Coast has a glorious footballing past.”
Drogba’s presence in the Blues’ coaching setup would have made a genuine impact on the younger graduates, who had grown watching him winning silverware at the west London side.
That will certainly not be the case, however, and hopefully, Drogba can ultimately take charge of the proceedings with the Ivory Coast and transform their fortunes.