Monday, September 08, 2008

Zola Gets the Job

Kia Joorabchian has told Sky Sports that West Ham will make an announcement on Wednesday or Thursday concerning the new West Ham manager,

"They [West Ham] are moving quite fast because they are sensitive to the fact that they want to get someone in. Within 48 to 72 hours you'll probably get some news coming out of them."

However most of tomorrow's newspapers seem to think they don't have to wait until the announcement and claim West Ham have appointed Gianfranco Zola.

So it seems West Ham are set to replace an English manager with huge experience in the English Premier League with an Italian with no experience of club management. I guess only time will tell how risky a gamble that will be.

It certainly seems that West Ham were not able to tempt Bilic or Roberto Mancini and I can't help wondering if that was because the board were unwilling to tempt them with a sizeable transfer kitty. There have also been rumours that Nani has been keen on Zola as he sees him as someone who will not threaten his position at the club.

One thing that does seem certain is that Zola is not the fans' preferred choice. A survey by Kumb of West Ham fans had Zola in last place out of the candidates for the West Ham job with just one per cent of the votes.


At 12:46 AM, Blogger Peter said...

he got 9 per cent in the second vote i think he do very well 4 us, please let paulo get in there somewhere. coyi

At 1:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on the fact that he knows nothing about West Ham nor has managed in the Premier League...yes i can see why you are so bouyant with the apppointment.

PDC at least knows WH.

Its a Joke...and a risky one at that!!!

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just imagine what zola can pass on to our youngsters? with pdc as no 2 ? our boys will be learning from 2 of the most talented players in the world !! good times will come .

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Simon said...

im quite happy to give zola a chance. he was a magnificent footballer and a great leader and influence on the pitch.
plus a person of his calibre will be able to attract quality players to the club

he's all ickle and funny looking too...

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

I hope Zola doe sbring attractive football back to Upton Park. I would have preferred to see him as a number 2 though to someone with a bit more experience.

At 10:40 AM, Anonymous not a hammer said...

lets give it to zola and pdc no 2, they might not have management ex, but they would make upton park a very exciting place to visit.


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