Legend Zola left ‘angered’ over Chelsea exit

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has been left ‘angered’ by his exit from Stamford Bridge, having left his role as assistant following Maurizio Sarri’s departure.

The former Blues forward has left his role at the club following Sarri’s decision to leave for Juventus, having worked alongside the Italian during his sole season in West London.

According to the Daily Mail, Zola has been left ‘angered’ by his Chelsea exit, revealing he was told so late that he has been unable to find a new role for next season.

The 53-year-old will now seek his next opportunity in management, with the former West Ham and Watford manager keen to remain in English football.

Having worked as an assistant to Sarri, Zola’s long-term ambition remains to become a first-team manager again. Zola helped guide Chelsea to Europa League success last season, whilst the Blues also finished third in the Premier League.

Another Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, has been named as Sarri’s successor at Stamford Bridge, with the former England midfielder bringing in the likes of Jody Morris and Eddie Newton amongst his backroom staff.

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