Jose Mourinho reportedly “snubbed” Chelsea legend Didier Drogba after his dismissal from Tottenham

Jose Mourinho reportedly “snubbed” Chelsea legend Didier Drogba after his dismissal from Tottenham

Jose Mourinho seemingly “disregarded” Chelsea legend Didier Drogba after his departure from Tottenham. It’s a shame to witness their lack of communication

Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba were an integral part of the Chelsea team that reigned supreme in the Premier League during the former’s maiden Stamford Bridge reign.

Mourinho was the coach coveted above all others and would go on to manage the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid. Drogba was the imperious striker who spearheaded the Blues to numerous accolades and trophies during Mourinho’s premiership.

The duo’s careers have followed very different paths since Mourinho parted ways with Chelsea, but they seemingly remained in touch. But that didn’t prevent Mourinho from ignoring his former star striker following his ill-fated stint in charge of Tottenham.

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Mourinho spent 17 months at the helm of Chelsea’s London rivals with the remit of turning the team into genuine title contenders and ending the club’s long wait for silverware. But after overseeing matches behind closed doors through the Covid-19 pandemic, Mourinho was sacked by Daniel Levy following a chastening run.

At the time of his departure, Spurs were seventh in the Premier League and just days away from competing in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Mourinho responded to his exit by sharing a video on his Instagram account, which was commented on by Drogba. The Ivory Coast star replied: “Enjoy your life ze. Enjoy it,” along with a number of laughing emojis, but got no response.

Did Mourino follow his advice? Well, you be the judge. The Portuguese coach undertook a new role with Italian outfit AS Roma shortly after leaving the Premier League and it remains to be seen whether the former FC Porto chief will return to these shores.

That hasn’t quelled speculation, though, with his name cropping up earlier this year when Chelsea were (again) on the lookout for a new head coach. It certainly seems far more likely that there could be further chapters in the story between Mourinho and Chelsea rather than Tottenham, who have turned away from hiring elite coaches after being burned by Mourinho and then Antonio Conte.

It was even claimed back in January that Mourinho was eager to return to the Premier League after growing disillusioned with life in Rome. And while it remains to be seen if a return to England will materialise, his reign in Italy appears to be reaching its conclusion

He is currently under pressure after enduring a difficult start to the campaign. That has left him frustrated, though, given he rejected the overtures of the Saudi Pro League during the summer.

Speaking last month, he said: “Three months ago the idea of me leaving was seen almost as a tragedy. During the holidays, I received the biggest and craziest offer a coach has ever received in the history of football.

“And I turned it down. I did so because I’d given my word to my players, I’d given my word to the fans and I’d given my word to the club owner. Three months later, it seems like I’m the problem. I can’t accept that.”

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