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SportZola could be given the Chelsea job until the summer

13:00  11 february  2019
13:00  11 february  2019 Source:

Chelsea could appoint Zola on an interim basis

Chelsea could appoint Zola on an interim basis Chelsea could appoint Gianfranco Zola as their interim manager until the end of the season if they sack Maurizio Sarri, according to Sky Sports. Twitter: @SkySportsNews Sky sources: Chelsea also considering making assistant manager Gianfranco Zola caretaker boss until… (@SkySportsPL) The Italian is currently acting as the club’s first-team assistant boss and has been since the appointment of former Napoli manager Sarri in the summer. However, he has seen his compatriot struggle in the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge, prompting claims that he could be dismissed from his role shortly.

After guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, Conte followed that up with the FA Cup last year. Given Conte’s more pragmatic and defensive approach, it will be quite the transformation should Sarri take charge, but Zola is rightly adamant that he needs to be given the

Due to his individual performances, however, Zola was given his debut for the Italy national team In the summer of 2003, amid rumours of an impending takeover at Chelsea , Zola left Stamford Bridge to join In April 2009, Zola signed a contract that could have kept him at Upton Park until 2013.[51].

Zola could be given the Chelsea job until the summer © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Burnley FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Chelsea legend and Maurizio Sarri’s right-hand man Gianfranco Zola could be given the job until the end of the season.

According to reports in Italy from Sport Mediaset, Zola could stay on in an interim basis should Sarri be sacked before the end of the season.

The report claims that Zola could be a short-term fix for Chelsea before searching for a new manager at the end of the season.

Zola could be given the Chelsea job until the summer © Marc Atkins/Getty Images Sport Marc Atkins/Getty Images Sport

Zola will be no stranger to the responsibilities, he has taken up media duty throughout Sarri’s time at the club, filling in during cup games and Europa League meetings.

The former Chelsea attacker has not enjoyed the best managerial career but has impressed as a number two alongside Sarri, providing a useful connection to both the club and the management staff.

Chelsea are no strangers to interim managers, with Roberto Di Matteo famously leading the club to European glory before landing the job permanently.

The potential fallout of Maurizio Sarri leaving Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri is playing a dangerous game at Chelsea, challenging his players and the board with his refusal to change his tactics. A 6-0 thrashing away at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon ramped up the pressure on the Italian, with the former Napoli boss running out of time in London. The players looked distant and unresponsive against the Premier League champions, with Pep Guardiola’s side finding it far too easy to cut through Chelsea like a knife through butter.

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