Newly-appointed Gianfranco Zola says he'll bring his ‘Premier League experience’ to Cagliari so he can have the team ‘show their value’.
Zola ended his playing career with the Isolani, and his appointment on December 24 was met with enthusiasm amid the Rossoblu tifosi.
Picking up the baton from the dismissed Zdenek Zeman as the team struggles in relegation zone, the Magic Box has said in today’s presentation that it was a personal concern for him to see the team do better.
“This place and this club are special to me, it gives me great sorrow to see the team in trouble,” Zola has relayed to reporters.
“But at the same time I am happy about being here because I want to lend a hand and continue the work that Zeman began. He was a Coach with expertise and great preparation.
“I hope that my work can show the value of this team. The premises to do something important are there, but it will require everyone's cooperation.
“The team is excellent at attacking, it must now improve in defending.
“Every player must build himself his own pedestal, I'm only going to give playing time to those who deserve it.”
Zola has some coaching history with West Ham and Watford, and he hopes that will help with Cagliari.
“I hope my experience in the Premier League will help to improve things here at Cagliari.
“I've been chosen to continue the project that was started here, my football philosophy is attacking.”
The 48-year-old also named the main members of his staff that he expects will assist him.
“Gianfranco Ibba, Nico Facciolo and another two or three collaborators.”
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