Brighton confirm appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as head coach

From Sassuolo and Shakhtar… to the seaside! Brighton confirm appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as head coach with the Italian succeeding Graham Potter, after he left to take over at Chelsea

  • Brighton have appointed Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach 
  • De Zerbi replaces Graham Potter, who recently left to take charge of Chelsea
  • 43-year-old De Zerbi was previously the manager of Shakhtar Donetsk 

Brighton have confirmed the appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach.

De Zerbi replaces Graham Potter, who was recently appointed as Chelsea manager.

43-year-old De Zerbi was most recently in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk. 

Brighton have confirmed the appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach

Potter received much praise for the work that he did in three years at Brighton, with his departure leaving a significant void at the club.

However, Brighton will hope that De Zerbi will be able to make an instant impact.

A former player for various clubs including Napoli, he commenced his managerial career at Darfo Boario.

De Zerbi replaces Graham Potter, who recently left Brighton to become manager of Chelsea

As well as managing Shakhtar, De Zerbi also had a spell in charge of Italian club Sassuolo

A spell at Foggia followed before he stepped up to take charge of Palermo and subsequently Benevento.

De Zerbi had three years as manager of Sassuolo, leading them to two consecutive eighth place finishes in Serie A.

While at Shakhtar he won the Ukrainian Super Cup. Shakhtar were also top of the league but no title was awarded following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 




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