Marseille coach Didier Deschamps is hoping to see Didier Drogba return to the club before he retires.
The Chelsea striker has gone on to become one of the world's best strikers since leaving the Stade Velodrome for Stamford Bridge in 2004 in a £24million move.
Drogba spent just one season with l'OM in 2003/4, but achieved heroic status among supporters with 32 goals in 55 games, helping them to the Uefa Cup final after moving from Guingamp.
The 32-year-old returns with Chelsea for the first time since leaving, where he is likely to be given a warm welcome from the club's supporters.
Drogba has often spoken of his desire to return to Marseille one day, but Deschamps, himself a Marseille hero and former Chelsea player, insisted he was just happy to see him return.
"Every coach appreciates Drogba," said Deschamps.
"If you know a coach who doesn't rate him, maybe you can introduce them to me.
"He's someone everyone would want to have in their team. He's a player of a very high calibre who had one great season at Marseille and the supporters took him to their hearts, which isn't easy.
"But tomorrow he's an opponent who, as he's said before, is very attached to Marseille and maybe one day will wear the shirt again. I don't know if that's feasible or not, who knows."