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Gianfranco Zola Back to Chelsea? He Could Be Maurizio Sarri Replacement

Gianfranco Zola Back to Chelsea? He Could Be Maurizio Sarri Replacement

Gianfranco Zola could be on his way back to Chelsea, according to reports.

The Italian is a Stamford Bridge legend from his seven-year spell at the club between 1996 and 2003.

In that time, he scored 80 goals in 311 appearances, helping the club to win four major trophies, including the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Above all that, Zola has to be one of the most entertaining players to have ever turned out for Chelsea and that’s largely why he’s a favourite for fans.

So they’ll be delighted to read that he could be returning to the club this summer – with telegraph.co.uk reporting that the former West Ham and Watford manager could be in line to assist Maurizio Sarri if he replaces Antonio Conte this summer.

Conte, of course, is still in the job, but a disappointing second season has been dogged by persistent rumours that he’s unhappy at Stamford Bridge.

And it appears nailed on that he will depart between now and the end of the season, with Sarri needing to secure his release from Napoli if he’s to take on the job.

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