Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has reacted to the news of the sack of Jose Mourinho as the Tottenham Hotspur manager. Mourinho was dismissed from his post as the Spurs manager six days before the North Londoners play their biggest game of the season, the Carabao Cup final v holders Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium.
Didier Drogba played under Mourinho in his two managerial spells at Chelsea and also won the league title under the guidance of the Portuguese trainer in each of those managerial spells. As a matter of fact, Mourinho played a major role in the move that saw Drogba sign for Chelsea in the summer of 2004.
Mourinho had spotted Didier Drogba while the Ivorian football icon was playing for French team Olympique Marseille. Mourinho was the FC Porto manager and his team faced Drogba and his Marseille team in the course of the 2003/04 season. FC Porto won the Champions League at the end of that season under Mourinho before he was appointed the Blues boss in the summer of 2004. He demanded that Chelsea sign Drogba from Marseille.
Mourinho was appointed the Tottenham Hotspur boss at the end of 2019 as a replacement for the sacked Mauricio Pochettino. Argentine tactician Pochettino was dismissed around six months after leading the North London club to the 2019 Champions League final. Pochettino and Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in that final.