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Do you have any cousins that can play like you in the Ivory coast? Mourinho on how he signed Drogba.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has detailed how he signed Chelsea and Ivory coast legend, Didier Drogba.

Former Ivory Coast captain, Didier Drogba was on the book of Olympique Marseille in France when he caught the attention of Portuguese tactician, Jose Mourinho, who himself was managing Portuguese club, FC Porto.


Detailing his experience of the giant striker, Jose Mourinho recalled his first encounter with the Ivory coast forward. He revealed that he hardly sat down when the giant with the number 11 on his shirt scored, he revealed how the forward celebrated the goal like it was his last.


Mourinho, further explained that he waited for the forward in the tunnel at halftime, saying, " At halftime I found him in the tunnel and told him, I don't have the money to buy you, but do you have any cousins in Ivory coast that can play like you?

Jose Mourinho would later joined Chelsea for his first spell with the club six month later , on his arrival at Chelsea, the Portuguese tactician had many names put forward to him, but he insisted on signing Didier Drogba.


The move later materialized and it was a combination that return glory days back to the London club. Both Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba left the club as legends having won several titles for the club.

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