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Ivorian still happy playing meantime

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has snubbed reports that he will going into coaching once he retires instead deciding to spend time working in humanitarian aid.

The 33-year-old has found himself out of favour at Stamford Bridge after the arrival of Fernando Torres and has been forced to the bench in recent weeks.

With much speculation about his future, the Irovian refused to comment on his future, but admitted that he would love to pursue a full time career in charitable work once he retires from playing football.

"Working with the humanitarian thing is something very important to me," the Blues striker said according to Sporting Life.

"It's not just because I am playing - I am not doing this just to promote myself. I'm using my image to promote my foundation, so it is something I want to do long-term.

"It's not something you do and after three years you [stop]. It's something very serious. I'm not doing it for fame.

"Actually it's my main passion. When I retire, it will become my priority number one.

"At the moment, playing is very important too!"

Asked how long he could continue playing, Drogba joked: "I don't know, maybe 10 years?

"I don't know, even if I'm not doing it full-time, I'm giving it my best and that's the most important thing.

"If I retire tomorrow or in five years or six years, I don't know, but it's not really the point.

"The point is the involvement, being their full-time or part-time, it is involvement."


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