Poor GianFredo Zola, it seems that everything he touches turns to...well not gold! After a disastrous time as manager of West Ham, which saw a top ten team degenerate into a relegation haunted mess, the lovable Italian now appears to have trodden on the tail of a Gypsy's black cat, dropping a mirror in the process and knocking over a container of salt as he stumbled face forward beneath a ladder.
As if one erroneous red card were not enough, robbing his borrowed team of three points, Watford managed to go one worse at Cardiff, contriving to get two men sent off needlessly before conceding defeat to the joint league leaders courtesy of a penalty and an injury time winner.
Life's a bitch if you are a five feet nothing footballing genius trying to cut your teeth as a manager. But Zola won't give up. He will walk onto fist after fist and still get up smiling. But the worst sort of manager is an unlucky manager and poor GianFredo seems to be cursed.