LON04-13FEB98-LONDON: Italian striker Gianluca Vialli (R) takes his first training session in West London as player-manager of Premier League club Chelsea, 13th February, since his shock appointment yesterday. Seated are (L-R) Mark Nicholls, Mark Hughes (back view), Eddie Newton (back view), and Gianfranco Zola. The previous player-manager Ruud Gullit was sacked after differences concerning his contract. EPA PHOTO/STRINGER

Watch Gianluca Vialli’s highlights at Chelsea as a player and coach.



The former Italian striker died in London today, aged 58. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.

A Champions League winner with Juventus in 1996, Vialli joined Chelsea the following summer. He scored 40 goals in 87 appearances with the Blues, for whom he acted as player and coach in 1998, replacing Ruud Gullit.

Watch the highlights of his time at Chelsea in the video below.

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