- Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola in the running to become new technical director.
- Club feel he could smooth relations between Antonio Conte and Marina Granovskaia.
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Another candidate has emerged to replace Michael Emenalo as Chelsea technical director.
The Nigerian left his post last week after 10 years at Stamford Bridge, leaving the Premier League champions in need of a replacement. They may have found one, in the shape of one of the best players ever to pull on the shirt.
According to The Sun, Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is in the running to take the role.
The report claims that many at the club feel Zola would be an astute appointment as it would help paper over the cracks in Antonio Conte and Marina Granovskaia’s frosty relationship.
Where’s the logic?
Zola carved his name into the club’s hall of fame during his time here, but that was as a player, there’s nothing to suggest that he would be a good technical director.
The position would entail overseeing our scouting network – he has zero experience as a scout. Appointing him merely to improve the relationship between two senior figures would be ridiculous, they ought to sort it out between themselves.
This rumour is romantic, but we hope that it doesn’t come to fruition.