Brighton have actually designated Roberto De Zerbi as their brand-new head coach on a four-year agreement, based on a work license.
The 43- year-old previous Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk employer concurred last legal terms late on Sunday afternoon on an offer to prosper Graham Potter, who left for Chelsea previously this month
De Zerbi consulted with club owner Tony Bloom, president Paul Barber and technical director David Weir in London previously today and flew into Sussex on Friday night prior to enjoying a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
As a mark of regard to the Queen, De Zerbi will not be officially presented to the media till Tuesday afternoon.
Bloom stated: “I am definitely delighted Roberto has actually accepted become our brand-new head coach. Roberto’s groups play an amazing and brave brand name of football, and I am positive his design and tactical technique will match our existing team wonderfully.”
Weir stated: “Roberto has actually revealed his undoubted capability with his operate in Italy and Ukraine, and what he attained at Sassuolo definitely stands apart.
” In his brief spell with Shakhtar he took pleasure in additional success, leading the club to cup success and topping the Ukrainian league prior to the war brought an abrupt stop to his time there.
” We are thrilled to invite Roberto and we eagerly anticipate presenting him to our team in addition to supplying all the assistance he requires to present his training approach and assist the gamers continue their dazzling start to the season.”
Barber, who is likewise deputy chairman, included: “We took a look at a variety of outstanding prospects however Roberto was our top option from the start and the only individual we talked to.
” It’s clear our chairman is continuously keeping an eye on possible coaches, both here in our domestic leagues, throughout Europe and throughout the world as part of our succession preparation work.
” We feel Roberto is the perfect cultural and technical suitable for Brighton & Hove Albion, and the best individual to continue the club’s development and deal with this impressive group of gamers.”
Brighton have actually made a great start to the Premier League season and still sit 4th in the table with 13 points from 6 video games regardless of this weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace being delayed De Zerbi deals with a book baptism of fire after the worldwide break, however, with Brighton taking a trip to Anfield to deal with Liverpool on October 1 prior to inviting Tottenham to the Amex a week later on.