The agent of Gianfranco Zola has ruled out the possibility of his client taking the Leeds United managerial role.

The former Chelsea and Parma striker, formerly boss at West Ham United and Watford, is being linked with the Elland Road role following the completed takeover of Italian businessman Massimo Cellino.

Current boss Brian McDermott is unlikely to keep his job past the end of the current season but according to Fulvio Marruccio, it won't be Zola who replaces him.

"Absolutely not. But I think we will see him back on a bench in England soon enough, rather than back in Italy," he told Press Association Sport.

"The one thing I can tell you today is that Zola will not be Leeds' coach for next season."

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