Gianfranco Zola interested in Chelsea job
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Gianfranco Zola has expressed his interest in becoming Chelsea manager, but concedes it is unlikely.
The Blues have improved under the guidance of interim coach Roberto Di Matteo, reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
But while support for Di Matteo's appointment on a permanent basis is growing, his future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt.
Owner Roman Abramovich is sure to favour a bigger name with Pep Guardiola, Laurent Blanc and Didier Deschamps linked with the post.
And today Zola, who spent seven years at Chelsea, threw his hat into the ring - while acknowledging the job done by Di Matteo.
"Chelsea? I'd be a hypocrite if I said that I wouldn't want the job, but I don't think there are the right conditions in place for that," Zola told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"As a Chelsea fan I always want the team to be in the best possible hands, as they are right now with Roberto Di Matteo."
Zola left Stamford Bridge in 2003 and later spent two years at West Ham in his first - and only - club managerial post before leaving in 2010.
Latest in Sport
Jose Mourinho claims Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mates spend too much time looking in the mirror
Ashley Cole and Luke Shaw rise to the bait to deny they are the rumoured 'gay England footballer'
Former British tennis No 1 Elena Baltacha told she has liver cancer
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Robin van Persie wrong to label Wayne Rooney a space invader
Robin van Persie: Manchester United manager David Moyes a 'little bit surprised' after striker plays 90 minutes for Netherlands day after being sick
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Academy members voted for Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave 'without watching it'
- 3 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role to marry Natasha Richardson
- 5 Livr: A social network only for drunk people
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast