Cape Town - Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola
has downplayed reports that will return to his former club to be part of Maurizio
Sarri's backroom staff.
Conte uncertainty clouds Chelsea future
Reports in England and Italy have said
Sarri's agent is in London to finalise a deal that will see the former Napoli manager
replace Antonio Conte as the new Chelsea boss.
Zola made over 200 appearances during his
time as a player for Chelsea and according to the reports, Sarri wants his
countryman to be part of his backroom staff as he understands the culture of
the club better.
Sarri is in the hunt for a new job after he
was sacked by Napoli and replaced by former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.
However, Zola who is in South Africa
working as pundit for SuperSport for the 2018 World Cup, said he is not aware
of the developments at his former club.
Zola told Supersport: “There is a lot of
rumours about me at the moment and nothing has happened. And we'll see what
happens in the future.
"I don't know. I was afraid you were
going to ask me this. Really, I don't know.
"But honestly, at the moment it is
only talking. Nothing is decided."