Brighton are holding their new coach. The current fourth in the Premier League, without a coach after Graham Potter's recent departure from Chelsea, formalized this Sunday the arrival for four years of the Italian Roberto De Zerbi (43 years old). Revealed in Sassuolo, the technician had seen his mandate in Chakhtior Donetsk cut short because of the war in Ukraine.
“Roberto was our number one choice
" We reviewed several great candidates but Roberto was our number one choice from the start and the only one we spoke with. said Paul Barber, deputy chairman and executive director of the club. " We believe Roberto is the culturally and technically best choice for Brighton and the right person to continue to drive the club forward with their current excellent players. »
De Zerbi, however, still needs to obtain a work permit in the UK to be officially in charge of his team, which will return to Liverpool after the international break.