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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 437 articles about Gianfranco Zola. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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
Birmingham City appoint Harry Redknapp as new boss
Harry Redknapp is named as the new manager of Birmingham City, who are currently battling for survival in the Championship.
Apr 18, 09:12
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 apologises to Birmingham City fans after announcing resignation
Gianfranco Zola apologises to the Birmingham City fans following his resignation as club manager for his disappointing tenure at St Andrew's.
Apr 17, 19:43
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 resigns as Birmingham City manager
Gianfranco Zola resigns as Birmingham City manager after winning just two of his 24 league games in charge at St Andrew's Stadium.
Apr 17, 18:03
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
Birmingham City give public backing to Gianfranco Zola
Birmingham City release a club statement to deny reports that they are looking to replace under-pressure manager Gianfranco Zola.
Apr 10, 10:28
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: 'Victory over Birmingham City bittersweet'
Derby County's Gary Rowett insists that he now wants to draw a line under his time at Birmingham City after leaving St Andrew's Stadium with all three points on Saturday.
Apr 9, 17:18
Krystian Bielik of Arsenal
Birmingham City want Krystian Bielik back next season
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola reveals that he is keen to take Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik on loan again next season.
Apr 8, 13:32
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 interviewed by Inter Milan prior to Birmingham City post
A report suggests that Gianfranco Zola was interviewed by Inter Milan about taking over as head coach just weeks before taking the reins at Birmingham City.
Mar 25, 18:06
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 hails character of Birmingham City players
Gianfranco Zola is happy with Birmingham City's point against Cardiff City following some questionable refereeing decisions in South Wales.
Mar 11, 20:08

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