Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba has revealed his plan to retire as a player next year, as age is about dawning on him.
The 39-year old disclosed this to a French radio station, RMC Sport on Monday and had a fairly long conversation with Christophe Dugarry, the former French striker.
Drogba, who emerged as a player for America USL side, Phoenix Rising after his stint with MLS side Montreal Impact has scored 10 goals in 14 games for the USL side.
Speaking to RMC, the Ivorian confirmed that he will quit playing football in 2018.
“At some point you have to stop. I think next year will be my last season. At some point you have to stop. I need to have time for my other projects.”
Drogba, who is a co-owner at his current club Phoenix Rising, is planning to focus on other projects which might be, producing another MLS franchise. Much like David Beckham is attempting in Miami.
He continued: “I need to have some time for my other projects. Playing is good, but at 39, it slows me down a bit.”