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Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on season-long deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 25, 2014 at 11:40 am •  Published: July 25, 2014
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Now Mourinho, who was away from Chelsea between 2007 and 2013, is reshaping the team after failing to win a trophy in his first season back at Stamford Bridge. Drogba is the proven scorer Mourinho desperately craved last season, with 157 goals in 341 appearances.

"He's coming because he's one of the best strikers in Europe," Mourinho said. "I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he's not protected by history or what he's done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history."

Drogba was Chelsea's man for the big occasions, contributing nine goals in nine finals, but he is also one of the game's most inflammatory players. He has infuriated rivals fans with what they view as a habit of diving, and enraged referees with his aggressive foul-mouthed conduct, earning several bans from UEFA.