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Zidane tipped to replace Sarri at Chelsea

Chelsea is in a difficult situation in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League following their 6-0 loss to Manchester City, a result that left them in the sixth position in the table.


Chelsea want Zinedine Zidane as their next manager if they sack Sarri and hope he can take Blues back to the very top.


The Frenchman, who is currently without a club since his departure from Real Madrid, is well liked by the Chelsea Board who consider him a top coach at the highest level, having won the UEFA Champions League in three consecutive seasons as coach of Los Blancos.


Zidane being linked with the Chelsea job would be good news for Victor Moses as the former Nigeria international has cited the 1998 World Cup-winning midfielder as his football idol.


The 28-year-old saw his first-team opportunities limited after Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as coach and was farmed out on loan to Fenerbahce in the January transfer window.


Moses told Fenerbahce TV last week when asked to name his football idol: ”Zidane. He was a great player. His movements in the field were more relaxed and he was confident in playing with the ball.”


Moses’s contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the 2020-2021 campaign.

About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.