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Chelsea's former striker Gianfranco Zola becomes assistant to new manager Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea's former striker Gianfranco Zola becomes assistant to new manager Maurizio Sarri
Former Chelsea and Italy striker Gianfranco Zola has returned to Stamford Bridge as assistant to new manager Maurizio Sarri.

As a player, Zola helped the club win two FA Cups, one Uefa Cup Winners' Cup, one Uefa Super Cup and one League Cup between 1996-2003.

"For me it is an amazing thing. I am pleased to be here," said Zola.

Zola, who resigned as Birmingham City manager in April 2017, has joined Chelsea's pre-season tour of Australia.

Zola made 312 league and cup appearances for Chelsea, scoring 80 times.
He has managed West Ham United, Watford and Italian side Cagliari.

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