Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has sent a message to Roman Abramovich thanking him for all he did at the club.
After nearly two decades as Chelsea owner, Abramovich’s reign at Chelsea have come to an end, as the sale of the club was completed back in May to a consortium led by Todd Boehly.
Roman Abramovich’s era marked a turnaround in Chelsea’s fortunes, and the club has gone on to become one of the biggest in the world.
Drogba was also full of praise for Marina Granovskaia who worked as Abramovich’s right-hand figure over those years.
Didier Drogba has shared a heartfelt message on his Instagram page, thanking Abramovich and Marina for all they have done for the club.
He wrote: “As the new Premier League season starts, before the first Chelsea FC home game, I wanted to highlight and thank two People who were so important during my time at the Club.
“First of all, I want to thank Marina for always supporting me in the good moments and even the difficult moments at the club, when most people were criticising me for saying loud (maybe a bit too loud actually) and clear what I felt unfair (Champions league CFC v Barcelona 2009).
“Only Marina and a handful of people understood it as someone who cared for the club, the badge and the fans. Her contribution to this club is beyond what people on the outside know. Over nineteen years she worked so hard to build a world-class club and to keep the blue flag flying high in the world of football.
“And to Roman, Boss, no need to tell stories of moments we shared together. MY LOYALTY AND RESPECT FOR YOU IS FOR LIFE !!!
“On both a professional and a personal level I can never thank you enough for your belief and support and the vision you created to help us all achieve our dreams.
“You came unknown into the football world, you leave having won everything possible @chelseafc. Together we made history that no one can take away. It is here forever!!”