In an interview with magazine France Football, Zola said he dreamt about one day being a good enough manager to take charge of a top team, such as Chelsea, but the Italian is not pleased with how his words have been twisted in the media.
Responding to the stories, Zola has re-assured Watford fans that he is by no means using the club as a way to publicise himself and added that he is totally committed to achieving everything he possibly can while at the club.
Speaking to Watford’s official website, Zola said: "I don't like it [the stories] at all. I'm not using Watford as a promotion for myself.
"I care massively what happens here, and I am trying things in the best way possible.
"Most of all I am upset for fans having to read headlines which are a long way from what I am saying. I speak from the heart about Watford, and what we are trying to achieve here on behalf of the whole club."