Maurizio Sarri’s uncertain future at Chelsea has got everyone talking – but these supporters would rather some people hadn’t bothered wading into the debate on who should take over the reins – should the Italian depart as expected to Juventus.
Unfortunately, former midfielder Dennis Wise did just that when offering his opinions on the current managerial situation at the club.
Sarri has not always received backing from the fans during his short time at Stamford Bridge to date, but getting the team into the Champions League and securing the Europa League trophy has got him into the good books of Wise – who would be disappointed if his first season would prove to be his last.
But it was perhaps his suggestion for his replacement that bemused Chelsea fans the most – with ex-teammate Gianfranco Zola currently top of Wise’s wish list.
Zola has had limited success as a manager, with his most recent spell at Birmingham City in 2017 saw him endure a dismal run of two wins in 24 games.
And while the Italian has top-flight managerial experience in England and Italy, these fans seem content to have the Chelsea legend in the Stamford Bridge dugout – just not as the main man:
Zola? Come on Dennis, maybe keep him on coaching side but not manager.
— Adam. (@Serinawestiee) June 10, 2019
Also almost relegated Cagliari, got sacked at west ham and was shamed off Watford… best guy for the job ????????
— #SarriIn???? (@loftusKepa) June 10, 2019
Thank god you have absolutely no involvement in making that decision
— Luke Willis (@LukeWillis90) June 10, 2019
No way. Get lamps and Jody in there
— Paddy McAllister (@PaddyMcAllister) June 10, 2019
Zola? Have a day off please
— Arddi (@FanaticBlue) June 10, 2019
Sorry Zola is a legend unfortunately as manager we might get relegated
— Lukas (@Lukas59799245) June 10, 2019
Kindly disagree, he’s good as a coach and no more for me. Lovely bloke, but his personality isn’t the right fit for what’s required to be manager at this club.
— RyanShortt (@ryanshortt14) June 11, 2019
Would much prefer Steve Holland to Zola
— What is up? (@UrOnlineCourage) June 10, 2019
Zola??? ???? oh lord. Perfect replacement??
— I’m going with Hazard (@ArmyDavido) June 10, 2019