Following the departure of Graham Potter to Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion welcomes the appointment of a new manager from Italy, Roberto De Zerbi, as their new head coach on a four-year deal.
The Italian manager parted ways with Shakhtar Donetsk in July after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Before managing Shaktar’s team, the De Zerbi coached Serie A side Sassuolo for three years.
De Zerbi was applauded for his style of football at Sassuolo, after leading them to an eight-place finish, and he went on to win the Ukrainian Super Cup with Shakhtar last year, according to online pokies for real money.
The report has it that De Zerbi had a meeting with Chairman Tony Bloom chief executive Paul Barber and David Weir in London earlier this week. Having flown to Brighton on Friday, he watched an indoor friendly game at the Amex on Saturday.
According to Sky Sports, the Seagulls have agreed on a deal with De Zerbi’s coaching team and are currently hoping the team will be in place for their Premier League game against Liverpool on Saturday.
Brighton, who currently sits at the fourth position in the Premier League, has been in search of a new head coach ever since they parted ways with Potter, who left the club for Chelsea earlier this month.
As a form of respect to the Queen, it was reported that De Zerbi’s appointment won’t be announced to the media till Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of jeux casino en ligne.
Tony Bloom said: “I am absolutely thrilled Roberto has agreed to become our new head coach. Roberto’s teams play an exciting and courageous brand of football, and I am confident his style and tactical approach will suit our existing squad superbly.”
Technical director David Weir added, “Roberto has shown his undoubted ability with his work in Italy and Ukraine, and what he achieved at Sassuolo certainly stands out.
“In his short spell with Shakhtar, he enjoyed further success, leading the club to cup success and topping the Ukrainian league before the war brought an abrupt halt to his time there.
“We are delighted to welcome Roberto and we look forward to introducing him to our squad as well as providing all the support he needs to introduce his coaching philosophy and help the players continue their brilliant start to the season.”
Deputy Chairman and chief executive Paul Barber continued, “We looked at a range of excellent candidates but Roberto was our number one choice from the start and the only person we spoke to.
“It’s no secret our chairman is constantly monitoring potential coaches, both here in our domestic leagues, throughout Europe and across the world as part of our succession planning work.
“We feel Roberto is the ideal cultural and technical fit for Brighton & Hove Albion, and the right person to continue the club’s progress and work with this outstanding group of players.”
The Italian manager has two weeks to adapt to life in Brighton and also set up his backroom staff as Premier League players will be going on an international break. His big test will be in October when he will get to face Liverpool and Tottenham.