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Interesting Headlines In the World of Italian Calcio

Over the last 24 hours I’ve been reading several interesting and amusing headlines including, the predicted signing of Gianfranco Zola as the next Hammer’s manager, the possible return of Edgar Davids to Serie A,  Mourinho’s Fury regarding his cable bill and Marcello Lippi shuffling the deck for World Cup qualifying.

Gianfranco Zola – labelled as, “one of Chelsea’s greatest players ever”, by chairman Bates, looks likely to be in London town by Friday as new manager at West Ham United.  His main opposition Slaven Bilic did not wish to leave the Croatian National team until January.  With Michael Landrup on his way to Russia that left Zola and Roberto Donadoni as the only managers standing.

(Slaven will be behind the bench tomorrow as England play Croatia so watch out England, after sending the West Ham interest adrift I’m sure Slaven is going to have his side fully charged)

see: West Ham trim their shortlist down to Zola  and for a short analysis of Gianfranco’s career, The Ambassador

edgar davidsGennaro Gattuso is out for two weeks after a freak accident at the end of the Cyprus – Italy game where he fell into the dugout causing multiple fractures to his left hand. With the AC Milan marshall slash pitbull seated on the sidelines who are we going to watch for that tantalizing midfield battle?  Look no further Edgar Davids (the caveman) is ready to make his return to Serie A.  Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has given the green light to go out and sign Davids the former Ajax/AC Milan /Juventus/Inter/Tottenham journeyman.  This season keeps getting better and better and I’ve always enjoyed watching Davids win balls while creating disruption amongst the opposition.  see: Genoa prepare Davids deal

Sounds like Jose Mourinho isn’t happy with the Cable Guy after having a new service installed in his Milan home. The Special One is reported to have blown his top over billing of €18,600, it seems there was a conversion error and Mourinho was adamant about getting a further correction for his inconvenience. Read more at… Mourinho’s TV Fury,  HEY Jose get broadband.

In losing Gennaro Gattuso, Fabio Grosso and Alessandro Gamberini to injury after the Azzurri’s last outing, manager Marcello Lippi is definitely feeling a player crisis for the next world cup qualifier Wednesday against Georgia.  What I find most upsetting… Lippi, No Replacements called.

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