Zola returned from a short break in Italy to pledge his commitment yesterday.
Dicks, currently manager of Grays Athletic, told The Sun: "I am glad Zola is staying. He is the right man for the job and I'm optimistic they'll stay up.
"I think it is good for the club to have a bit of stability. Hopefully, he can turn it around. I think he has done a good job with the players that he has."