VIDEO: Drogba discusses move to Phoenix, Chelsea, Mourinho

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“It’s a good transition because I want to carry on playing but this year I’m going to be 40 so it’s important for me to prepare the after-career, and Phoenix have offered me that.” (video)

So says Didier Drogba of his most recent career move, becoming a player-owner of Phoenix Rising in the USL.

Drogba says he had offers from Premier League, Championship, Chinese Super League and Indian Super League teams.

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The Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend joined Dan Walker to talk about the move, as well as his beloved Blues and former boss Jose Mourinho.

And he’s loving Chelsea’s resurgence.

“It’s good to see them back at the level we expect them to be,” Drogba said. “It looks like we’re going to be champions again and I can’t wait to see them back in the Champions League.”