Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed that he won’t be retiring despite recently admitting he would hang up his boots at the end of the season.
The Ivorian agreed a move to USL side Phoenix Rising in April 2017 – becoming an owner of the club at the same time – and he helped fire them to the United Soccer League Cup Final this term.
Drogba scored 10 goals in 14 appearances during the 2017 campaign before netting a further seven in 12 outings this season.
But Drogba released a statement last month to confirm he would be calling time on his illustrious career when the 2018 campaign concluded.
Drogba said: “I joke with people that they need to give me the cup, so I can retire in peace. And that if I don’t get it, I’ll come back.
“But the truth is, this is my last season.”
However, after losing 1-0 to Louisville City FC in the USL Cup final, Drogba has seemingly had second thoughts.
The 40-year-old took to Twitter over the weekend to post the famous clip of Jordan Belfort’s speech at the end of ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, when he announces “he is not leaving” to his workmates.
It looks like the two-time African footballer of the year, who has made 679 career appearances, is set to add to that tally in 2019.