Wednesday December 24 2014
Official: Cagliari appoint Zola

Cagliari have officially appointed Gianfranco Zola as their new Coach after sacking Zdenek Zeman.

The decision was announced on Christmas Eve and he will begin training on December 28.

"Welcome home Gianfranco," read the statement posted on the Cagliari website.

This is not only the 48-year-old's hometown club, but also where Magic Box ended his playing career.

Zola takes charge of his first Serie A club, as his only previous Italian coaching experience was as co-manager of the Italy Under-21 side.

Funnily enough, it is his co-Coach in that experience Pierluigi Casiraghi who will now act as Zola's assistant manager at Cagliari.

Zola worked in England at West Ham and Watford.

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