Given all the turbulence at West Ham this season, Zola is proud to have kept the club in the Premier League with two matches remaining.
Even if he was to leave Upton Park in the summer, Zola insists his experiences this campaign have not put him off football management.
"The love for the game is massive and that won't change," he said.
"It is normal you have good moments and bad moments. It is how you deal with them that makes the difference.
"I think it has changed me in a better way. It certainly made me stronger and in the future when I have situations like this I would deal with them even better.
"It has been tough because these were all new situations. As a manager you have to approach the problems in a different way and it was tough.
"It was good because I had very good people around me. Every time we had a problem we dealt with it as a team and it worked out very well.
"In spite of all the things that have gone on around us, the players are committed to the club and they will do a job to the end."