Football: Mourinho hoping for 'King Didier' reunion
LONDON (REUTERS) - Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea are paired with Turkish club Galatasaray in Monday's draw for the Champions League last 16 so that "King Didier" can return to Stamford Bridge.
Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is still worshipped by Chelsea fans for his starring role in the club's Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich in 2012 when he scored the winning penalty in a nerve-jangling shoot-out.
After a short spell in China, veteran Drogba is now terrorising Europe's best defences in the colours of Galatasaray and Mourinho would be more than happy if he gets the chance to return to his old hunting ground.
"He deserves a reception here, even better, he deserves it even more than me," Mourinho, who himself was welcomed with open arms back to Chelsea this year, told reporters after a routine 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013, confirmed his side as winners of Group E.