Gianfranco Zola

Born: July 5, 1966 (age 51)

Height: 5'6" (168cm)

Hometown: Oliena, Italy
Nationality: Italy Italian

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola during the match against Brighton on December 29, 2012
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Career History
Managerial2008-2010West Ham United
2012-2013Watford
2016-2017Birmingham City
Sports Mole has 428 articles about Gianfranco Zola. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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 "happy to take criticism" amid growing pressure
Gianfranco Zola denies suggestions that he has overhauled his training methods at Birmingham City, claiming that he will stick to his own beliefs.
Mar 10, 20:09
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 boss Gianfranco Zola: "I am pissed off with everybody"
Gianfranco Zola admits that he is "pissed off with everybody" following Birmingham City's defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Mar 8, 11:40
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
Report: Birmingham City interested in Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson
Birmingham City are looking to rekindle their interest in Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson, according to a report.
Mar 5, 19:29
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: 'Birmingham City players are relieved'
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola admits that his players are "relieved" after they recorded a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday night.
Feb 25, 11:37
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
Result: Ten-man Birmingham City win at Wolverhampton Wanderers
First-half goals from Maikel Kieftenbeld and David Davis see 10-man Birmingham City record a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.
Feb 24, 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
Team News: Four changes for Wolverhampton Wanderers
Paul Lambert makes four changes to his Wolverhampton Wanderers side as they welcome Birmingham City to Molineux.
Feb 24, 18:49
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 'still has Birmingham City backing'
Birmingham City's board reportedly give their backing to under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola.
Feb 20, 10:32
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
Gianfranco Zola to undergo talks with Birmingham City owners
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola admits that he needs to talk to the club's owners after a 4-1 home defeat to QPR raised more questions over his future.
Feb 18, 20:09
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
Result: Jordan Rhodes nets in comfortable Sheffield Wednesday win
Sheffield Wednesday strengthen their grip on a playoff position in the Championship with a 3-0 win over Birmingham City at Hillsborough.
Feb 10, 22:05

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