The Chelsea coach, who has been much criticized among the Chelsea fans and media, is once again in the spotlight. According to Sky Sports, Gianfranco Zola, the Italian’s assistant, could take over the interim until the end of the season. Then, Chelsea would be looking for a proper manager replacement for the next season.

Monday night, Chelsea lost against Manchester United (0-2), the blues were non-existent on their pitch. This loss means they are out of contention in FA Cup getting knocked out in the Round of 16. Dissatisfied, the fans did not hesitate to attack Maurizio Sarri. The Italian coach, who was heavily criticised, was at the heart of the storm.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea’s executives would seriously consider separating from their coach if the results do not improve. In this case, Gianfranco Zola, Sarri’s assistant and former player of the club, would be in interim charge until the end of the season. And then what? The British channel gives two names that appear in the English club’s short-list: Frank Lampard and Zinedine Zidane (Zizou).

Frank Lampard or Zidane, who will be the next Chelsea manager?

The former midfielder is a true club legend and currently coaches for Derby County (English second division). Given his short managerial experience, Lampard impressed everyone by winning on the pitch at Manchester United last September in the Round of 16 of the League Cup. This result was against José Mourinho, his former coach in Chelsea. On the championship table, Derby is currently 7th with 51 points.

The next name in the shortlist is none other than Zinedine Zidane. Already mentioned by the Sun a few days ago, it has been confirmed by Sky Sports. He has committed to no club since leaving Real Madrid, the Frenchman is currently enjoying his sabbatical year.

“It is certain that, soon, I will return to coaching because that is what I love and that is what I have done all my life,” Zidane said last September. In search of a new adventure, the coach who won three Champions League would certainly not say no to a move to the Premier League. It remains to be seen if this will be on the Stamford Bridge side.