Last Sunday on "Goals on Sunday" saw two Chelsea legends as the guests on the show.
Dennis Wise joined Chelsea from Wimbledon and it was at these two clubs he had most of his success with FA Cup and Cup Winners Cup winners medals. On being forced out at Chelsea by manager Claudio Rannieri things went downhill rapidly and he ended getting sacked as a player at Leicester and then trying to sue the club for wrongful dismissal. He then had short spells at Southampton and Coventry before hanging up his boots for good.
Between these clubs though he did lead Millwall to an FA Cup final as player-manager and in full management was in charge at Swindon Town and Leeds United before becoming an executive director at Newcastle United - a move that unsettled manager Kevin Keegan and also upset Bobby Robson in the standard of his signings for the club.
Gianfranco Zola arrived at Chelsea having played all of his career in Italy previously predominantly with Napoli and then Parma. He quickly became a fan favourite and by the end of his spell at the club had become a legend. Zola scored the winning goal against Stuttgart in the Cup Winners Cup final just seconds after coming onto the pitch as a substitute. Sardinian born Zola finished his playing career back on the island where he was born with his beloved Cagliari and helped to earn the club promotion to Serie A.
After retirement he was on the staff of the Italian Under 21 team and then made a move back to England to take over at West Ham United in 2008. He was sacked in 2010 and replaced by Avram Grant.
A little known fact about the Italian star is that back in 1983 when he was still in his late teens, he appeared in the Bonnie Tyler video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart". When I first heard of this I did not believe it so had to see it for myself. Watching the video I thought the evidence was inconclusive until nearly the end when I had one of those OMG moments! Don't believe me? Here is a link to the video on you tube so go and see it for yourself.
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