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Gianfranco Zola refuses to be drawn on Chelsea return

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Antonio Conte is currently in France with his Italy side, but he will already be looking forward to taking charge at Chelsea next season. 

The 46-year-old will succeed Guus Hiddink in the Stamford Bridge dug-out after his interim reign, and quite possibly his long managerial career, came to an end. 

After a below-par season, Conte will have a task on his hands to regroup Chelsea and turn them back into challengers again. 

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Conte's spirit 

Conte already seems to have the backing of the Blues’ fans and now he has been praised by a club legend. 

Gianfranco Zola, who spent seven years in southwest London, scoring 80 goals, told Goal.com that the Italians appointment will deliver a "new spirit". 

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The former Chelsea hero said:

“Conte's tactical 'creed' is based on good organisation, a lot of support and strong discipline.

“Chelsea is a different side to Italy but I think we will see all of those elements in Stamford Bridge next season, with a new spirit."

“I wish Conte all the success in the world in this new beginning.”

Zola coy on Chelsea reunion

Having been sacked by Al-Arabi this week, Zola had been recently linked with the Nottingham Forest job before it was filled by Philippe Montanier. 

Once Conte is done with Italy at the Euros, he could be looking to add to his backroom staff, but Zola wasn't keen to speculate on the prospect of a Stamford Bridge return. 

However, he did comment on how he thinks Britain's recent vote to leave the EU will impact the Premier League. 

Gianfranco Zola

“It will be more difficult to come and play here for a lot of footballers and it could cause problems taking into account that clubs from other countries now may have a slight advantage", he said. 

Zola, who came to England from Parma in 1996, added:

“In any case, we are talking about something so important it will cause a shock in every world market, not just in England.”

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