He is currently manager to Watford down In the Championship, but former Chelsea player Gianfranco Zola has admitted that he would love to manage his old club at some point in the future.

The Italian spent seven memorable years at Stamford Bridge during his playing days, with his number 25 jersey having been retired by the club as a mark of respect.

He would like nothing more than to make an emotional return to west London in a coaching capacity, but appreciates that he is not yet ready to take such a giant leap.

Having cut his managerial teeth at West Ham, Zola is currently overseeing events at Championship outfit Watford.

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Working with ambitious owners at a club aiming at the Premier League can only be beneficial to him, though, and the 46-year-old hopes that one day he will be offered an opportunity to enhance his legend status at Chelsea.

“I have been dreaming of becoming a good manager, one who can lead a team like Chelsea,” Zola told France Football.

“I work really hard for it. I do not know if I will (manage Chelsea). I think I have the abilities but I do not think I am good enough yet.” (Sky Sports)

It would be a surprise if Roman Abramovic employed the Italian as boss at any point in his career, as he hasn’t had the success of the potential candidates for future jobs and his dream may not turn in to reality at any point in the future.