Ancelotti – Selling Zola to Chelsea was a big mistake!

The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was responsible for selling the young Gianfranco Zola to Chelsea when he was in charge at Parma, and he admits that it was a mistake looking back, as Zola became an absolute legend at Stamford Bridge.

“Probably I made a mistake with him because I wanted to play 4-4-2 and I put the players in the right positions but he wanted to stay in the centre like a striker,” Ancelotti admitted.

“In that period, when there was this discussion, Chelsea offered him a good contract and he decided to go.

“I think it was a mistake. It was my first experience in Serie A and I was not able to change the system.

“I preferred to maintain the system that I knew well. For this, Gianfranco had a different decision to make. But a lot of time has passed since and now we have a good relationship.

“He would probably not have gone to Chelsea if I had changed the system, but he had a wonderful experience here at Chelsea and all the fans here remember his performances.”

Thanks Carlo!


Avram Grant – We caused Chelsea problems
Ancelotti says Arsenal need to watch out for Aston Villa
Bayern Munich admit they may have to sell Franck Ribery
Portsmouth still owe Chelsea for Glen Johnson
Chelsea to swoop for Robert Green to replace Cech

Free Entry Football Tipping Competition – 250+ monthly prizes totalling over £3,000!

Comments are closed.