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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 476 articles about Gianfranco Zola. Articles 1 to 40:
Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola pictured on February 14, 2019
Zola misses Chelsea's Europa League clash through ill health
The Italian has been readmitted to hospital following gallstone surgery complications.
Feb 21, 21:01
Brendan Rodgers watches on during the Champions League qualifying game between AEK Athens and Celtic on August 14, 2018
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers in contention for Chelsea job?
The odds on Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers replacing Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager have been slashed overnight.
Feb 20, 14:12
Nick Pope in action for Burnley on January 5, 2019
Football rumours from the media
A number of new signings for Manchester City make the Wednesday papers.
Feb 20, 06:24
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane watches on during his side's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo on May 12, 2018
Chelsea to consider Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard appointment?
Chelsea reportedly identify Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard as potential replacements for under-pressure head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Feb 19, 23:31
Unimpressed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on January 30, 2019
Chelsea hold talks over Maurizio Sarri future?
A number of Chelsea officials reportedly hold discussions regarding the future of under-pressure head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Feb 19, 23:07
Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola pictured on February 14, 2019
Zola: Sarri needs time to adapt to Premier League just as Guardiola did
The Blues have lost three of their previous four Premier League games.
Feb 17, 22:30
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watches on during his side's Champions League clash with PSG on February 12, 2019
Zola hails 'remarkable' Solskjaer impact at United ahead of FA Cup clash
Chelsea and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.
Feb 17, 10:00
Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea's FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on January 27, 2019.
Gianfranco Zola comments push Callum Hudson-Odoi closer to Chelsea exit?
Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi's prospects of staying at Stamford Bridge have reportedly receded further in the wake of comments made by Gianfranco Zola this week.
Feb 16, 23:49
Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola pictured on February 14, 2019
Zola: City rout would have led to red cards in my day
The Blues were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City last weekend.
Feb 16, 22:30
Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola pictured on February 14, 2019
Zola urges Chelsea to stick together to put their season back on track
The Blues host Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.
Feb 16, 10:00
Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea's FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on January 27, 2019.
Hudson-Odoi is 'always on the edge of the team', insists assistant boss Zola
The 18-year-old winger is unsettled at Stamford Bridge.
Feb 15, 17:19
Zinedine Zidane at a press conference in May 2018
Chelsea want Zinedine Zidane to replace Maurizio Sarri?
Chelsea consider an approach for Zinedine Zidane as the speculation surrounding the future of current head coach Maurizio Sarri continues, according to a report.
Feb 13, 13:51
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta apologises to fans after his side's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on February 10, 2019
Chelsea squad 'hold crisis talks'
Chelsea's first-team squad held a 'clear-the-air meeting at training' following Sunday's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City, according to a report.
Feb 12, 14:48
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri checks his watch on February 10, 2019
Maurizio Sarri 'faces huge fortnight'
Maurizio Sarri's fate as head coach of Chelsea will be decided in the next two weeks, according to a report.
Feb 12, 09:45
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Chelsea to place Gianfranco Zola in charge?
Chelsea consider appointing Gianfranco Zola as their manager until the end of the season, according to a report.
Feb 11, 18:20
Unimpressed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on January 30, 2019
Odds slashed on Maurizio Sarri being sacked by Chelsea
Bookmakers slash the odds on Maurizio Sarri to be sacked by Chelsea in the wake of his side's 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
Jan 31, 16:12
Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea on December 26, 2018
Zola hopeful fan affection will convince Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea
The forward scored on what could be his final appearance.
Jan 28, 04:30
Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea's FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on January 27, 2019.
Zola: Club and fans are singing off the same hymn sheet over Hudson-Odoi
Assistant boss Zola wants the 18-year-old forward to stay at the club.
Jan 27, 21:23
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Zola wary of Wednesday threat as Chelsea chase more cup cheer
The Italian remembers how tough life could be against Championship opposition during his time at Birmingham boss.
Jan 26, 13:00
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Chelsea on January 8, 2019
Preview: Chelsea vs. Sheffield Wednesday - prediction, team news lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round clash between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday.
Jan 25, 14:50
New Chelsea signing Gonzalo Higuain waves to the crowd ahead of the EFL Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on January 24, 2019
Higuain used to handling 'big expectations', says Zola
The striker could make his Chelsea debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Jan 25, 13:46
New Chelsea signing Gonzalo Higuain waves to the crowd ahead of the EFL Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on January 24, 2019
Higuain used to handling 'big expectations', says Zola
The striker could make his Chelsea debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Jan 25, 13:46
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring during the FA Cup third-round game between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest on January 5, 2019
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest as the Blues eased into round four of the FA Cup.
Jan 5, 14:00
Alvaro Morata on the floor during the Premier League game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea on December 5, 2018
Zola urges Morata to embrace main striker role at Chelsea
The Spaniard has struggled to score goals consistently for the Blues.
Jan 4, 22:30
Harry Redknapp pictured at the Soccer Aid match on June 10, 2018
Birmingham face points penalty after debts widen under Harry Redknapp
Birmingham's most recent accounts reveal a loss of £37.5million last year and a growing debt to Hong Kong-based owners that is already £73million.
Jan 4, 15:58
Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea on December 26, 2018
Chelsea assistant boss Zola tells Hudson-Odoi to be patient
The 18-year-old is reportedly a target for Bayern Munich.
Jan 4, 14:26
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Gianfranco Zola looking for revenge on Tottenham
Tottenham beat Chelsea 3-1 at Wembley last month.
Dec 20, 04:32
Callum Wilson in action for Bournemouth on October 27, 2018
Eddie Howe: 'Callum Wilson will not join Chelsea in January'
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe rules out the possibility of Callum Wilson leaving the club for Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Dec 20, 00:01
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Zola expects Chelsea to be at best for Carabao Cup showdown with Spurs
The Blues were beaten 3-1 last month by Tottenham and the behaviour of a minority of the Stamford Bridge club's fans came in for scrutiny.
Dec 19, 23:04
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola during the game against Newcastle United on March 18, 2017
Gianfranco Zola talks up Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson
The striker scored on his England debut last month.
Dec 18, 13:38
Nicolo Barella in action for Cagliari in November 2017
Maurizio Sarri 'urges Chelsea to sign Cagliari ace Nicolo Barella'
Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella emerges as a rumoured January transfer target for Chelsea, a month after being linked with a £35m switch to Tottenham Hotspur.
Dec 13, 18:25
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on August 20, 2018
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hints at bench for Eden Hazard versus Crystal Palace
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri hints that Eden Hazard will start on the substitutes' bench when the Blues face Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
Nov 2, 13:21
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
Eden Hazard celebrates getting his side's first during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Cardiff City on September 15, 2018
Hazard can fulfil potential at Chelsea – Zola
Zola returned to Chelsea as boss Maurizio Sarri's assistant.
Sep 25, 17:45
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

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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