Chelsea, Man United and Bayern Munich on high alert as managerial target decides to leave club

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi || Credit: Imago

Chelsea, Man United and Bayern Munich on high alert as managerial target decides to leave club

Ayoola Kelechi 16:12 - 18.05.2024

The Italian coach has decided to end his current spell in the Premier League by mutual consent

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has decided to step down as manager of Brighton at the end of the current season, opening a potential window for the Italian coach to join one of the clubs reportedly interested in his services. 

De Zerbi steps down as Brighton boss

Brighton announced that the Italian gaffer will not be continuing with the club after the end of the current season with the final match of the 2023/24 campaign against Manchester United set to be De Zerbi’s final match in charge of the Seagulls. 

Reasons for De Zerbi’s exit were not stated explicitly, but the Italian coach and Brighton will part ways by mutual agreement, with the Seagulls’ chairman, Tony Bloom saying in an official statement, “Roberto has given us two excellent seasons of service in which he has led the club to new heights, not least our first ever European campaign which will live long in the memory of Albion fans.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich on high alert

De Zerbi has attracted interest from several clubs this season thanks to his impressive work with Brighton and his exit from the Seagulls at the end of the season could see him move to one of his suitors this summer. 

Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich have all reportedly indicated interest in De Zerbi at some point this campaign, but with Arne Slot set to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, only three main suitors remain for the Italian. 

Bayern Munich would be the most desperate to sign De Zerbi with current manager Thomas Tuchel set to leave at the end of the season, while other managerial targets have distanced themselves from the Bavarian club. .