The team were unfortunately eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in a penalty shootout after a Drogba goal - it was a big game, so of course Didier scored - saw them finish 1-1 in regulation and extra-time.
Since taking over the club in 2003, Abramovich has hired ten different managers and has shown a ruthlessness in his approach, often dismissing his employees just months after periods of success.
He did, however, return to his former haunt for a swansong season in 2014-15, where he picked up the Premier League and League Cup trophies in his final season in England.
Speaking to RMC (h/t Ian Holyman of ESPN FC) the Ivorian icon said the next campaign with Phoenix Rising FC, where he is the player-owner, will be the last before he retires. He replied: "But Didier, each time I have done it, we have got results"'. I need to have some time for my other projects.
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He won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and one Champions League across two spells at the club.
He added: "It's good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit".