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
Career History
Managerial2008-2010West Ham United
2012-2013Watford
2016-2017Birmingham City
Sports Mole has 421 articles about Gianfranco Zola. Articles 1 to 40:
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola celebrates a goal from his side against Bournemouth on August 28, 2013
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
Gary Rowett of Birmingham City looks on during the pre season friendly match between Nuneaton Town and Birmingham City at the James Parnell Stadium on July 14, 2015
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
Diego Costa is unhappy with a missed chance during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on April 16, 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
General view ahead of kick off in the npower Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, at St Andrews Stadium on February 25, 2012
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
QPR manager Harry Redknapp in the dugout during the match against Arsenal on May 4, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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 view of the stadium ahead of the Serie A match between Parma FC and Catania Calcio at Stadio Ennio Tardini on December 21, 2011
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
Harry Redknapp Manager of Queens Park Rangers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
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
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
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
Harry Redknapp Manager of Queens Park Rangers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
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
Manager Steve Cotterill of Bristol City applauds the crowd as he walks out for the Sky Bet League One match between Bristol City and Walsall at Ashton Gate on May 3, 2015
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
Harry Redknapp, manager of QPR looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
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
Harry Redknapp, manager of QPR looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Gary Rowett manager of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Birmingham City at Portman Road on February 24, 2015
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
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola celebrates a goal from his side against Bournemouth on August 28, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
General view ahead of kick off in the npower Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, at St Andrews Stadium on February 25, 2012
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
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola celebrates a goal from his side against Bournemouth on August 28, 2013
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
Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on January 18, 2014
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
Danny Batth in action for Wolves on August 10, 2014
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
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
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Reebok Stadium on September 15, 2015
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
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
Gianfranco Zola: 'Playoffs not easy but achievable'
Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola insists that reaching the playoffs this season is still an "achievable" target.
Feb 8, 15:37
Krystian Bielik of Arsenal
Arsenal defender to join Birmingham City?
Arsenal's teenage defender Krystian Bielik is reportedly set for a loan switch to Birmingham City.
Jan 31, 21:03
Liverpool's foward Jerome Sinclair in action during the UEFA Youth League match between SL Benfica and Liverpool FC on February 24, 2015
Jerome Sinclair joins Birmingham City on loan
Watford striker Jerome Sinclair joins Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season.
Jan 31, 17:13
Kerim Frei of Fulham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2013
Birmingham City complete Kerim Frei signing
Birmingham City complete the signing of former Fulham and Cardiff City winger Kerim Frei from Besiktas for an undisclosed fee.
Jan 20, 15:41
General view ahead of kick off in the npower Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, at St Andrews Stadium on February 25, 2012
Birmingham City confirm signing of Virtus Entella left-back Cheick Keita
Birmingham City complete the signing of Virtus Entella left-back Cheick Keita for an undisclosed fee said to be in the region of £1m.
Jan 19, 19:11
Waford boss Gianfranco Zola during the match against Nottingham Forest on August 25, 2013
Gianfranco Zola "convinced" Birmingham City results will improve
Gianfranco Zola thinks that Birmingham City's fortunes are about to change, despite seeing his side fall to another defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
Jan 18, 22:51
Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City on April 16, 2016
Result: Newcastle United hold off Birmingham City to advance in FA Cup
Matt Ritchie scores twice to help Newcastle United into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Birmingham City.
Jan 18, 21:42



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