Monday April 18 2011
Zola wins Guardiola comparison

Gianfranco Zola can become as good a Coach as Pep Guardiola, says former West Ham technical director Gianluca Nani.

Nani worked with Zola in the Premiership before the director left and the ex-fantasista was later replaced in London.

"For me he can become the new Guardiola," Nani told Sky Sport 24 by comparing him to the current Barcelona tactician.

"He has everything needed to take part in the big competitions and win them," Nani, who is now back at Brescia, added.

"He's an extraordinary person and it surprises me that his management career has yet to take off.

"Will Brescia sign him? No. We are very happy with Beppe Iachini. Zola will work in England again."

Zola, who was an assistant to Pierluigi Casiraghi with the Italian Under-21 side, hasn't worked since his two-year spell at West Ham ended in May 2010.

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