Gianfranco Zola enjoys cult status with the Chelsea faithful, given his past exploits as a player of the club.
The 46-year-old began his managerial career at West Ham in 2008, and he steered them to ninth place in the Premier League. In the season that followed though, the Hammers only just survived the drop, finishing one place above the relegation zone, soon after which Zola got sacked.
Zola is presently the manager of Championship club Watford, who harbor real hopes of promotion to the Premier League. They currently sit in a playoff spot, and the Italian is doing a fine job.
Although he has been linked with the Chelsea post recently, it is my firm belief that he is not ready for a high-profile job like this just yet.
In my eyes, he still has a long way to go to prove his credentials. Here are the man's words on his present position at Watford:
To be honest I am more focused on what I have to do here. I know people have been writing things but my mind is completely on this job. I want to do well until the end here.
Is Zola to Chelsea likely? One never knows; stranger things have happened.