Roberto De Zerbi

3 clubs Roberto De Zerbi could join next

Taking over a mid-table team like Brighton from Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi has done the job as expected. The Seagulls have emerged to be one of the recommended hub teams, supplying players for the so-called bigger clubs such as Chelse and Liverpool.

As the reputation grows, De Zerbi also became one of the aspiring tacticians that is considered another stepping stone for his career. In fact, his contract will expire with Brighton next month and talks about whether he stays or leaves have not seen any clear outputs. Having been linked to multiple clubs, the Italian man has not decided his future yet with his contract running out with Brighton. 

On paper, De Zerbi will still have another season to coach Brighton but could leave earlier if he wanted. Here are the list of three clubs he could join next:   

West Ham United

With David Moyes departing The Hammers this summer, De Zerbi is the ideal person to step in. His experience in the Premier League would also help him to adjust to life in the capital. West Ham can be considered as a bigger team than Brighton owing to its reputation globally. 

West Ham will finish the season in ninth position, one strip above De Zerbi’s Brighton. With 52 points in hand, there is no chance for The Seagulls to even equal the number or even overtake it with one game in hand. 

Another London side but have a different case with West Ham. If Moyes will no longer be in charge of The Hammers next season due to mutual agreement, Chelsea have a little bit more complicated situation. 

The Blues are examining the future of Mauricio Pochettino whether he should stay or leave for the next season. For personal record, De Zerbi could see if he was better than Graham Potter who failed to live up with the expectation during the latter’s tenure at Stamford Bridge. 

After spending four years abroad, De Zerbi can go home with loads of experience for coaching and Bologna could be ideal for him. Thiago Motta, the man behind La Grassa’s accomplishment qualifying to the Champions League, will likely leave the club this summer. The European club’s most elite tournament is not something new for him as he has experience of managing Shakhtar Donetsk in the past.

De Zerbi undoubtedly has a better acknowledgement about the culture of Italian football. Despite speaking proper English, there will be a total of no-barrier speaking in his mother tongue, which makes the job a lot easier.