Tuesday September 25 2012
Zeman’s last chance, says Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini has told Roma boss Zdenek Zeman that he will only be considered a great when he starts winning.

Speaking to the Messaggero, the Juventus stopper congratulated the tactician for his entertaining brand of football but questioned his lack of honours.

“He has always taught the verb of football and his sides have always played with spectacular style,” the centre-back noted.

“However, you can only become a great when you win things – it is the same for us players too.”

The 65-year-old, who employs a 4-3-3 formation, is back in the top flight after he led Second Division outfit Pescara to promotion last season.

“He has a great squad at Roma today and it is one that could still improve,” continued the Italian international.

“The youngsters there can still grow and he can develop them to his liking. However, I’d say that this was his last chance to succeed at the highest level.”

In a coaching career that has spanned over 30 years, Zeman has won one Serie C2 and two Serie B titles.

Zeman is an unpopular figure at Juventus given his criticism of the club over the years. This morning Sampdoria boss Ciro Ferrara, a former Bianconero, hit out at the tactician too.