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Gianfranco Zola

Born: July 5, 1966 (age 52)

Height: 5'6" (168cm)

Hometown: Oliena, Italy
Nationality: Italy Italian

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola during the match against Brighton on December 29, 2012
© PA Photos
Career History
Managerial2008-2010West Ham United
2012-2013Watford
2016-2017Birmingham City
Sports Mole has 445 articles about Gianfranco Zola. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard celebrates scoring against Liverpool in their EFL Cup clash on September 26, 2018
Jamie Carragher: 'Eden Hazard could join Real Madrid'
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher compares Eden Hazard to Diego Maradona and Pele, but believes that Chelsea will struggle to keep him at the club next summer.
Sep 27, 00:04
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard celebrates scoring against Liverpool in their EFL Cup clash on September 26, 2018
Gianfranco Zola: 'Eden Hazard one of best players in the world'
Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola declares Eden Hazard one of the best players in world football following his stunning winner against Liverpool at Anfield.
Sep 26, 23:09
An understated Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Liverpool and West Ham United on August 12, 2018
Preview: Liverpool vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the EFL Cup tie between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.
Sep 25, 15:40
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action during a pre-season friendly with Lyon in August 2018
Ruben Loftus-Cheek refuses to rule out Crystal Palace return
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek insists that he is focused on the Blues, but refuses to rule out a return to Crystal Palace in January.
Sep 12, 23:29
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United on August 27, 2018
Preview: Watford vs. Tottenham Hotspur - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League trip to Watford.
Aug 30, 13:14
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah celebrates with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane after opening the scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on August 25, 2018
Result: Mohamed Salah maintains 100% Liverpool start
Liverpool move back to the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield.
Aug 25, 19:21
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during the FA Cup final with Manchester United on May 19, 2018
Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard currently unable to complete 90 minutes'
Maurizio Sarri insists that Eden Hazard is not yet ready to play a full game for Chelsea but tips the Belgian to be fully match fit in the coming weeks.
Aug 19, 09:23
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during the FA Cup final with Manchester United on May 19, 2018
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard: 'Maurizio Sarri is a great manager'
Chelsea ace Eden Hazard hails "great manager" Maurizio Sarri and says that he is a fan of the Italian's playing style.
Aug 18, 21:08
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Maurizio Sarri must be given time at Chelsea'
New Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola urges the club to give manager Maurizio Sarri time to implement his ideas at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 22, 15:00
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Chelsea appoint club legend Gianfranco Zola as Maurizio Sarri assistant
Chelsea confirm the appointment of club legend Gianfranco Zola as assistant to new head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Jul 18, 22:31
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Napoli on May 6, 2018
Maurizio Sarri, Gianfranco Zola agree deals with Chelsea?
Maurizio Sarri reportedly agrees a deal to become the new head coach of Chelsea, with club legend Gianfranco Zola returning to Stamford Bridge as assistant.
Jul 13, 18:09
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Gianfranco Zola hints at Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea talks
Gianfranco Zola suggests that Maurizio Sarri is currently holding talks with Chelsea regarding the head coach role at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 5, 16:21
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Napoli on May 6, 2018
Chelsea, Napoli 'reach Maurizio Sarri compensation agreement'
Chelsea will appoint Maurizio Sarri as their new manager in the coming days after agreeing to buy out his Napoli contract, according to a report.
Jun 26, 09:21
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Napoli on May 6, 2018
Maurizio Sarri 'finalises Chelsea coaching staff ahead of imminent appointment'
A report clams that Maurizio Sarri is close to being appointed as Chelsea's new manager, with Giovanni Martusciello and Gianfranco Zola joining him at Stamford Bridge.
Jun 21, 09:24
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'My future is undecided'
Gianfranco Zola insists that his future is yet to be decided amid reports linking the Italian with a return to Chelsea.
Jun 20, 10:39
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Napoli on May 6, 2018
Report: Chelsea on verge of Maurizio Sarri appointment
Chelsea will reportedly pay Napoli €5m (£4.4m) to release head coach Maurizio Sarri from his contract ahead of his appointment to the Stamford Bridge dugout.
Jun 18, 21:11
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Report: Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola to join Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is to join former Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge dugout in the coming weeks, according to a report.
Jun 16, 12:12
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: Antonio Conte situation at Chelsea "is not healthy"
Gianfranco Zola wants to see Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea resolved as the situation at his former club has become 'unhealthy'.
May 23, 18:17
Ray Wilkins pictured while working at Chelsea in 2008
Former England, Chelsea captain Ray Wilkins remembered in memorial service
A memorial service to honour the life of former Chelsea and England legend Ray Wilkins took place on Tuesday.
May 1, 22:59
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Chelsea must sort issues with Antonio Conte'
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola calls on his former club to 'sort their problems out' with head coach Antonio Conte, who he wants to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Mar 27, 12:00
Pedro celebrates with Cesar Azpilicueta after scoring the third during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 30, 2017
Gianfranco Zola tips Chelsea to "surprise" Barcelona at Camp Nou
Gianfranco Zola expects an "open game" when Chelsea take on Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday night, and backs his former side to pull off a "surprise" result.
Mar 13, 15:34
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Antonio Conte is not the main problem at Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola claims that underfire manager Antonio Conte is "not the main problem" at the club amid speculation over his future.
Feb 12, 15:38
Antonio Conte watches on during Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on February 6, 2018
Gianfranco Zola: 'Antonio Conte can cope with speculation'
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola insists that Antonio Conte is more than capable of coping with the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.
Feb 12, 15:16
New teammates Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata sit side by side during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Bournemouth on January 31, 2018
Gianfranco Zola: 'Olivier Giroud will help Alvaro Morata at Chelsea'
Gianfranco Zola tips Olivier Giroud to be an asset for Alvaro Morata at Chelsea.
Feb 1, 17:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gianfranco Zola: 'Italy are in shock'
Gianfranco Zola says that Italy are in shock after missing out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 17, 09:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Gianfranco Zola in frame to replace Michael Emenalo
Gianfranco Zola is seen as the ideal candidate to replace Michael Emenalo as Chelsea's technical director, according to a report.
Nov 11, 12:52
Chelsea's Diego Costa in action during the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa'
Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Blues legend Gianfranco Zola.
Sep 28, 10:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gary Rowett: 'Birmingham City situation sad to see'
Former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett says that he is "sad to see" the club's current struggles.
Sep 22, 13:17
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Gianfranco Zola: 'Alvaro Morata must find consistency'
Former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola challenges Alvaro Morata to develop consistency at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 12, 17:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gianfranco Zola: Diego Costa a "big loss" for Chelsea
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola expresses his sadness over the club's transfer dispute with Diego Costa.
Sep 12, 17:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Young Birmingham City defender joins Bologna
Birmingham City defender Cheick Keita joins Serie A side Bologna on a season-long loan.
Aug 31, 21:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp accuses players of 'disappearing' in Burton Albion defeat
Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp launches a scathing attack on his players, accusing some of them of 'ruining' former manager Gianfranco Zola.
Aug 19, 12:57
Italy's Andrea Belotti in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianfranco Zola: 'Andrea Belotti is perfect fit for Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes that Torino striker Andrea Belotti would be a "perfect" replacement for Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 12, 13:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gianfranco Zola admits Birmingham City regrets
Former Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola admits that his experience with the club was "very hard to take".
Jul 12, 10:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Parma one step closer to Serie A after playoff promotion to second tier
Former Italian giants Parma are back in Serie B after their second consecutive promotion following bankruptcy, beating Alessandria 2-0 in the Lega Pro playoff final.
Jun 17, 22:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp named permanent Birmingham City boss
Birmingham City confirm that Harry Redknapp is to stay on as manager for another year after holding successful talks with the club's owners.
May 12, 09:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp 'to be announced as permanent Birmingham City manager'
Harry Redknapp will reportedly sign a permanent contract with Birmingham City in the coming days.
May 10, 10:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp happy with Birmingham City display despite defeat to Aston Villa
New Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp is "really pleased" with his side's display in Sunday's 1-0 derby defeat to Aston Villa.
Apr 23, 21:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Steve Cotterill named as new Birmingham City assistant manager
Steve Cotterill is named as the new assistant manager of Birmingham City after Harry Redknapp replaced Gianfranco Zola in the St Andrew's dugout.
Apr 18, 10:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Harry Redknapp: 'I needed a new challenge'
New Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp suggests that he jumped at the opportunity to manage the Championship club after over two years out of English football.
Apr 18, 10:06

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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