Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea but he leaves as a champion, a club legend, a role model for millions with his extensive work for good causes.
The 34-year-old has spent eight years at Stamford Bridge, with his finest moment coming last Saturday night when he scored the winning penalty in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph.
“It has been a very difficult decision for me to make and I am very proud of what we have achieved but the time is right for a new challenge for me,” he told the club’s official website.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has expressed his satisfaction after signing a new contract with Real Madrid that will keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2016.
“My wife and my children, who are central to my professional decisions, are comfortable with this choice” he said.