Brighton have appointed Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach on a four-year deal.
The Italian has been out of labor after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk in July following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He had beforehand spent three years accountable for Serie A facet Sassuolo earlier than leaving for Shakhtar.
De Zebri met chairman Tony Bloom, chief government Paul Barber and David Weir in London earlier this week and flew to Brighton on Friday earlier than watching a behind-closed-doors pleasant on the Amex on Saturday.
Brighton have additionally agreed offers with De Zebri’s teaching staff and hope to have the group in place for his or her Premier League conflict towards Liverpool every week on Saturday.
Brighton are at present fourth within the Premier League and have been in search of a brand new supervisor since Graham Potter left for Chelsea earlier this month.
Chairman Tony Bloom mentioned: “I’m completely thrilled Roberto has agreed to develop into our new head coach. Roberto’s groups play an thrilling and brave model of soccer, and I’m assured his fashion and tactical strategy will swimsuit our current squad beautifully.”
Technical director David Weir mentioned, “Roberto has proven his undoubted potential together with his work in Italy and Ukraine, and what he achieved at Sassuolo definitely stands out.
“In his brief spell with Shakhtar he loved additional success, main the membership to cup success and topping the Ukrainian league earlier than the battle introduced an abrupt halt to his time there.
“We’re delighted to welcome Roberto and we sit up for introducing him to our squad in addition to offering all of the help he must introduce his teaching philosophy and assist the gamers proceed their sensible begin to the season.”
Deputy chairman and chief government Paul Barber added, “We checked out a variety of fantastic candidates however Roberto was our primary selection from the beginning and the one individual we spoke to.
“It is no secret our chairman is continually monitoring potential coaches, each right here in our home leagues, all through Europe and internationally as a part of our succession planning work.
“We really feel Roberto is the perfect cultural and technical match for Brighton & Hove Albion, and the proper individual to proceed the membership’s progress and work with this excellent group of gamers.”