Brighton hoping to announce Roberto De Zerbi appointment during international break with Bournemouth also taking interest in Italian

    Brighton are hopeful of naming Roberto De Zerbi as their manager during the international break, talkSPORT understands.

    talkSPORT also understands the Italian was on the radar of fellow Premier League club Bournemouth. 

    De Zerbi could be bringing his thrilling football to England

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    De Zerbi could be bringing his thrilling football to England

    Tony Bloom is keen to have a new manager for Brighton’s next game

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    Tony Bloom is keen to have a new manager for Brighton’s next game

    The 43-year-old made his reputation at Sassuolo with some thrilling football and impressive scalps against Serie A giants during his three-year spell.

    He left the team from Emilia-Romagna in 2021 before taking over the reins at Champions League regulars Shakhtar Donetsk, but his stint in Ukraine was cut short by Russia’s invasion of the country.

    With De Zerbi currently unemployed, he may prove to be an easier deal than Brighton’s other lead candidate Bo Svensson, with Mainz keen to keep the Dane in Germany.

    Seagulls owner Tony Bloom wants to appoint Potter’s successor before Brighton’s next Premier League game at Liverpool on October 1.

    Bloom had seen his side begin their league season brilliantly with four wins and a draw from six matches, but that stability was rocked when manager Potter was targeted by Chelsea.

    The Blues moved swiftly to take the Englishman from the AmEx stadium, with Brighton planning on giving midfielder Adam Lallana a player/manager role while they searched for a replacement.

    Potter’s departure left Bloom with little time to prepare, but he may have a new manager in time for their next game

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    Potter’s departure left Bloom with little time to prepare, but he may have a new manager in time for their next game

    But due to the postponement of their clash with Crystal Palace, Brighton won’t play again for two weeks, and could have a new face in the dugout by the time their next fixture rolls round.

    Brighton are currently fourth in the Premier League.

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