Guus Hiddink has stated he’ll be staying on in an advisory role at Chelsea, and he’s looking to bring Drogba and Cech back to the club.
The Dutch manager replaced Mourinho when he was sacked at the club, but will be replaced by Conte.
And Hiddink has revealed he’ll be staying on at the club in a different capacity.
“Technical advisor is a big word, but I will indeed hold an advisory role,” he told Fox Sports.
“I want to involve former Chelsea players. I spoke with Drogba last week, I have spoken with Cech. These guys are true Chelsea legends and have had such an impact at the club.
“Chelsea are an old club, but they have only been there at the highest level for about 15 years or so. These older guys want the best for Chelsea and can do a lot for the club once they have ended their active careers.
“One might go for a commercial career, another might pursue a job as assistant manager and another might be interested in a scouting position. You can make such good use of guys like them. I have the freedom to approach former players for things like that.”
Trying to get former players involved will not be Hiddink’s only job, however, as he also aims to help more youngsters make the step up from the club’s youth academy into the first team.
“You often see that young players struggle to make the step up to the first team. You have to slowly ease them into it, or they will do too much,” Hiddink added.
“I did that with Bertrand Traore and Ruben Loftus-Cheek [this season], but more players should be making the step up.”