Gianfranco Zola’s Chelsea future in doubt amid Sarri to Juve reports

Sarri set for Juventus?

Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea last summer, moving from Serie A outfit, Napoli.

Since making the switch to Stamford Bridge, Sarri has helped Chelsea to once again secure a Champions League spot, after they missed out on one in Antonio Conte’s final season as Blues’ boss.

The Italian also took Chelsea to the League Cup final and Europa League final, the latter of which they won 4-1 versus fellow Premier League outfit, Arsenal.

However, strong reports began to emerge on Thursday evening that Sarri has agreed to join Juventus.

The same reports also mentioned that the Blues would be paid at least £5 million for Sarri’s services.

Frank Lampard is also being linked with Sarri’s job once he leaves for Juventus.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Zola’s future in doubt

However, while Sarri’s future looks to be away from Chelsea in Turin, his assistant’s future is up in the air.

Gianfranco Zola returned to London last summer, to take the role of Maurizio Sarri’s assistant manager.

But, according to the Times, Zola was only given a one-year deal, which is set to expire next month.

As per the report from the Times, Zola has yet to be given any indication that he will be required at Chelsea come the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

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