Brighton is anticipating the departure of Roberto De Zerbi. He has connections with several prominent European clubs that may soon be in the market for a manager. He only joined the Seagulls last season after the previous manager at Brighton departed.
De Zerbi took over for the outgoing Graham Potter, who left for Chelsea, in September 2022. Many people assumed Brighton would struggle in the absence of Graham Potter.
However, since De Zerbi took over as coach, the club has gone from strength to strength, and they are now enjoying their first-ever European campaign. In his first season at the helm, he led Brighton to the UEFA Europa League and received much acclaim for the team’s attractive brand of play.
De Zerbi became available for hire when the conflict in Ukraine resulted in the termination of his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk. Although he was unknown at the top level of coaching when initially appointed, Brighton is already familiar with him.
Could Brighton resist big clubs knocking on the door for De Zerbi?
Paul Barber, CEO of Brighton, confirmed that the Italian was the club’s first choice to replace Graham Potter. This was the case before the Englishman resigned from his post. Now, Barber is hopeful the 44-year-old will stay for an extended period. Regardless, the chief executive acknowledged Brighton is ready for any event.
Barber recognized a number of the best clubs in the world are watching the former Sassuolo boss. Back in Italy, Napoli and AC Milan, are keeping an eye on the Italian mastermind.
It goes without saying that Stefano Pioli has been walking on eggshells recently at San Siro. Milan has had inconsistent performances after reaching the Champions League semifinal last season. For Napoli, the current Serie A champions recently re-hired Walter Mazzarri after sacking Rudi Garcia.
Some of Europe’s top teams, such as Real Madrid, want the Italian head coach. There have even been rumblings that Manchester City have…
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Author : Martina Alcheva
Publish date : 2023-11-17 17:16:40
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