Gianfranco Zola has revealed he has a “dream” he will one day return to manage Chelsea – but admits he needs a “major improvement” first.
The Blues legend played for the club 229 times but left in 2003 – just as it was taken over by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Zola, 49, who now manages Al-Arabi in the Qatar Stars League, has enjoyed spells in charge at West Ham and Watford, told The Sun: “My dream, let us say my ambition, is to be Chelsea manager some day in the future.
“However, I realise I need to improve as a manager if I want to get there.”
Zola’s admission comes amid fevered speculation surrounding current chief Jose Mourinho, with the Blues boss insisting on Tuesday that he expects to see out his deal at Stamford Bridge.
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