Thursday, 13 May 2010
Real Madrid Want Zola
Following his shock departure from West Ham, former Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola has emerged as the favourite to take over as Head Coach at Spanish giants, Real Madrid. The genial Italian is highly regarded in the Spanish capital and is believed to have all the necessary credentials to lead Real into the next campaign.
A spokesman for Madrid said: “We have been linked with Wenger and Mourinho but feel that Zola is head and shoulders above both. The guy is so nice and has played the game at the very highest level. We are confident that Zola’s experiences at West Ham will have taught him a lot and we have it on no less an authority than Julian Dicks, that the East London club made a grave error when dismissing him.”
He continued: “Indeed, such is the track record of Dicks at Grays Athletic, leading them to a bottom place finish in the Blue Square League, that we are considering appointing him as assistant to Zola; assuming Steve Clarke is not available of course.”
However, with Zola sure to be in great demand, it is uncertain that he would accept the post at Real Madrid should it be offered to him. Ferguson’s days at Manchester United may be numbered and Zola could elect to hold on, anticipating walking into the Old Trafford job when it becomes available. Alternatively, Chelsea may prefer Zola to the ageing Ancelotti, whilst Arsenal will almost certainly have kept close tabs on the smiling Italian, fearing a swoop for his services from Tottenham Hotspurs. But Zola may well see a return to Italy as his best bet, which is sure to have Jose Mourinho looking over his shoulder anxiously in the coming weeks.
Posted by Hammersfan at 07:00