Agent rules out Zola to Leeds

Gianfranco Zola's agent insists that he is not lined up to replace Brian McDermott as the manager of Leeds United.

Last Updated: 09/04/14 at 21:28 Post Comment

Gianfranco Zola: Not in line to take charge of Leeds

Gianfranco Zola: Not in line to take charge of Leeds

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

McDermott's future at Elland Road remains uncertain following the completed takeover of the club by Massimo Cellino - the Italian businessman who tried to sack the United boss in January.

Although Cellino hopes that McDermott will stay for the remainder of the season, his plans beyond that are unclear.

After winning his appeal against rejection to own the club by the Football League, Cellino was in attendance as the Whites slumped to their eighth defeat in nine games to lose 3-0 at Watford.

Zola has been out of management since leaving Watford earlier this season and the Italian connection has inevitably led to him being linked to the Leeds post, but agent Fulvio Marruccio was quick to dismiss the speculation.

Asked if Zola managing Leeds was a possibility, he told Press Association Sport: "Absolutely not. But I think we will see him back on a bench in England soon enough, rather than back in Italy.

"The one thing I can tell you today is that Zola will not be Leeds' coach for next season."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m not sure about this distance covered malarky, plus that stat comes with *since February attached to it, that's just 1 month. I mean I have 27 open cases I'm 'working on' at the moment but believe me others with 10 cases work harder than I do. I just got back from a pub lunch, scampi and chips (+4 pints) in case you were wondering.

hurler
Wenger defends Ozil

C

isse should have appealed and explained that it was just a retaliation, just like Matic did. Apparently the FA are ok with retaliation.

Triangler
Cisse accepts FA charge

L

ove this guy. He's one of the few surviving players that I remember so vividly from Football Italia and Gazetta on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

HarryBoulton
Francesco Totti - The King Of Rome

Footer 365

Ryan Giggs enjoys working with Louis van Gaal; plays down rift reports

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has played down talk of a rift with Louis van Gaal and hailed their "great working relationship".

Mesut Ozil defended by Arsene Wenger after Paul Scholes criticism

Arsene Wenger claims Paul Scholes "would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil".

Football Association names Martin Glenn as its new chief executive

The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.

Mail Box

Why All The Hate For Robin Van Persie?

One Mailboxer can't work out why everyone is having a pop at Robin van Persie. Plus FA Cup anticipation, changing relegation, a Friday song and more Totti love...

Is Sissoko's Neck Very Distinctive?

Moussa Sissoko features in a really quite bizarre Distinctive Physical Features XI while we have mails on sexism, Angel Di Maria and Francesco Totti. Ramdom.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company