Chelsea 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 reject a backroom role at Stamford Bridge.
The 41-year-old was one of the ex-Blues' stars, who was offered with a coaching position shortly after Frank Lampard was appointed head coach of Chelsea during the summer.
In an interview covered by Metro, Drogba explained 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 said: “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.”
However, and hopefully, Drogba can ultimately take charge of the proceedings with the Ivory Coast and transform their fortunes.
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