Pardew backs Zola's West Ham appointment

Former West Ham boss Alan Pardew has backed the appointment of Gianfranco Zola as new manager. He told Setanta Sports News: “Zola is a young manager, he is somebody who has a great pedigree as a player. “Hopefully he will bring that into his managerial career. It is a fantastic club. They will welcome him with open arms and give him the best possible chance and all I can do is wish him all the best and hope he is successful.

Former West Ham boss Alan Pardew has backed the appointment of Gianfranco Zola as new manager.

He told Setanta Sports News: “Zola is a young manager, he is somebody who has a great pedigree as a player.

“Hopefully he will bring that into his managerial career. It is a fantastic club. They will welcome him with open arms and give him the best possible chance and all I can do is wish him all the best and hope he is successful.

“Now they have got to grips with what they have to achieve there and it is a new start. I still have fond memories there and I wish them all the best.”