Chelsea could appoint Gianfranco Zola as their interim manager until the end of the season if they sack Maurizio Sarri, according to Sky Sports.
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The Italian is currently acting as the club’s first-team assistant boss and has been since the appointment of former Napoli manager Sarri in the summer.
However, he has seen his compatriot struggle in the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge, prompting claims that he could be dismissed from his role shortly.
Chelsea have been out of form in recent weeks and lost 2-0 to Manchester United on Monday, which saw them exit the FA Cup at the fifth-round stage.
Reports have suggested that the Blues will not yet sack Sarri, but should they choose to axe the ex-Empoli tactician, Sky Sports believes that Zola could be in line to take the reins at the club where he enjoyed success during his playing days.