Date: 27th June 2019 at 8:38am
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Gianfranco Zola is a Chelsea legend.

His appointment as an assistant coach last season was met with jubilation from the fans. However, with his contract up for renewal at the end of the current month, it seems likely that Zola could leave the club.

According to the Times via 101 Great Goals, Zola rejected an ambassadorial role and favours a role as part of the potentially incoming Frank Lampard’s backroom staff.


Zola enjoyed a successful season as Maurizio Sarri’s assistant manager last season, finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Europa League.

The former Italian international enjoyed a glittering career at Stamford Bridge, making 292 appearances over a six-year spell at Chelsea. The 52-year-old scored 71 goals and assisted a further 18, as he won two FA Cup and a League Cup.

It seems fans haven’t forgotten Zola’s contribution at Stamford Bridge, and after the reports emerged, fans seemed desperate to see Zola remain.

Here is a selection of tweets from fans about the reports of Zola rejecting an ambassadorial role: