Gianfranco Zola to leave Chelsea this summer
Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is set to leave the club when his contract expires in the summer, according to reports.
Zola, who returned to the club under manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen on following the former Napoli coach, who has been touted as a possible replacement for Massimo Allegri at Juventus.
Zola,52, penned a one-year deal when he joined Chelsea last year and has been sharpening his coaching skills under fellow Italian.
According to Sky Sports, the popular figure at Stamford Bridge is keen on continuing with his coaching and has turned down Chelsea's proposal of becoming the club's ambassador.
The diminutive former player spent six successful years at the Bridge, where he carved out his name as one of the best players to wear the famous blue jersey.
Together with Sarri, Zola led the club to the Europa League win against Arsenal and qualified for the Champions League next season, but that is not enough to keep them at the Bridge.
Frank Lampard has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Sarri, even though there is no formal contact made yet.