Gianfranco Zola, who’s set to take part of Maurizio Sarri‘s backroom staff, is confident “the clubs are working on” the deal to bring the Italian manager to Stamford Bridge in the next few hours.
The Chelsea legend told Sky in Italy: “There’s so much talk. There are many teams who would like a coach like Sarri. I think the parties are working on it, but I don’t know anything more.
“Antonio Conte did a great job. If Sarri were to go to Chelsea I hope he’s allowed to work as he wants, because that’s how he can improve teams.
“It’s definitely a different challenge, Chelsea is a new situation. I hope Maurizio will get the chance to do top work.”