Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba keeping a keen eye on his former employee this coming season and the Ivorian believes that the combination of Jose Mourinho and the star-studded squad he possesses will produce results for the Blues in the future.
Speaking after his Galatasaray side played out a drab 1-0 win against Porto in the opening game of the Emirates Cup – a match that saw the Potuguese side miss two penalties while former Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo bagged the only goal of the game from the penalty spot – the Champions League winner was optimistic about his former clubs chances of success with Jose at the helm.
He said, “It’s good for the club [having Mourinho back].”
“It’s a big challenge for him and the club as well but he’s a good manager with amazing players.
“Normally it’s a good combination.”
Drogba, however, recognises the season that Chelsea had last year under interim manager Rafa Benitez who, despite the fans protests at his appointment and having the title of ‘interim-manager’ cast over his reign at the London club from day one, did a magnificent job with the side, winning the Europa League while playing some of the best football in the Premier League at the end of last season.
“Last season Chelsea beat Manchester United in a few games so I think you have to give credit to what they did last year.
“They always try to win titles, they are always in the last four or three to win titles so it’s a good habit.
“They had a long season and played a lot of games and this season is going to be different so lets see what they can do. I will follow them from afar.”