Gianfranca Zola insists that “nothing is decided” with regards to a possible Chelsea return.
Zola left Chelsea as a legend in 2003, establishing himself as a Stamford Bridge cult hero over seven years.
He has often been linked with a return in a managerial capacity, but has been out of work since resigning as Birmingham manager last April.
Reports suggest he could be in line for a new post as Chelsea assistant manager alongside Maurizio Sarri, who has personally requested Zola’s appointment.
But the 51-year-old remains coy on the speculation.
“There is a lot of rumours about me at the moment and nothing has happened. And we’ll see what happens in the future,” he told SuperSport.
“I don’t know. I was afraid you were going to ask me this. Really, I don’t know.
“But honestly, at the moment it is only talking. Nothing is decided.”