Gianfranco Zola To Serve As Interim Boss At Chelsea After Sarri Sack

Reports from Sky Sports claim that Chelsea are considering Gianfranco Zola for the interim manager position should they decide to sack Maurizio Sarri in the coming weeks.

The former Blues player has been assisting Sarri’s in the team’s first-team activities since the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign. With Chelsea losing 3 of their past 4 games, 2 of them against both the Manchester clubs, Zola has noticed his compatriot get heavily criticised for his managerial decisions.

Bookmakers have already released favourable odds of Sarri facing the axe before the end of the season. This could potentially open up a spot for Zola to take over as a caretaker boss until a permanent figure gets appointed.

Plenty of names have been linked with the South West London club, the most eye-catching ones being Zinedine Zidane and Laurent Blanc. Chelsea might be looking to adopt Manchester United’s model of appointing one of their former players temporarily before taking on a giant contract of yet another prestigious name.

The Red Devils have found plenty of success upon handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the head coaching position. Zola, now 52 has previously managed West Ham United, the Italy U21s, Watford, Cagliari and even Birmingham City, to name a few.

He might not have an impressive resume as a manager but he certainly is not inexperienced.

Next permanent Chelsea manager betting odds

Next Chelsea manager odds bet365 Unibet LeoVegas
Zinedine Zidane 3,00 2,75 3,00
Fank Lampard 5,00 4,85 5,00
Gianfranco Zola 7,00 3,00 3,00
Laurent Blanc 13,00 12,50 13,00
Jose Mourinho 15,00 15,00 15,50
John Terry 21,00 21,00 20,00

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