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West Ham boss Zola happy to work with Nani

New West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola says he's happy to work with the club's technical chief Gianluca Nani.

"I have no problem working with a technical director. My job is working on the pitch," he said. "I will develop the players and team, then I'll report to the technical director.

"He's working with me, not against me. We will do what is good for the club."

Zola is held in high esteem by English football thanks to a seven-year spell at Chelsea that saw him score 80 goals in 312 appearances.

The 42-year-old's coaching CV is far less impressive, comprising of a two-year stint with Italy's Under-21s, but he is confident he will be a managerial success.

"I know I am not the most experienced manager around but I have ideas - I have been in football for 20 years," he said.

"I know what we're talking about and I will certainly give something to this club - whether it is enough or not we will see.

"But I have a lot of knowledge of the game and the players will help me with this."

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