Former Chelsea star Zola is back at Stamford Bridge as assistant first-team coach to Sarri.

But he has warned that the former Napoli boss must be given time to put his plan into action.

“I think it can be a very good marriage,” said Sarri. “Maurizio can give the club exactly what it is looking for.

As long as the people at the club supports the club, have a little bit of patience with him I’m sure they will get what they are expecting,” said Zola.

“I like the way his teams play football. They are very organised, very good defensively but also play very good football. I’ve always liked coaches that promote this type of football.”

Meanwhile, Sarri’s former boss claims the Italian wanted to dismantle Napoli’s team when he left.

Chelsea have already signed midfield star Jorginho for £50m from Sarri’s old club.

But Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis said: ““He wanted to take my whole team to England and dismantle it.

“I had to lay down the law to Marina (Granovskaia, Chelsea director).”


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