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Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton Exit Marked by Brewing Tensions in the Background

Roberto De Zerbi left Brighton after not being on the same page as the club’s Chairman Tony Bloom

Roberto De Zerbi recently exited his managerial position at the Premier League club Brighton after their last match of the season against Man United at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls’ supporter bid an emotional farewell to their Italian manager. However, De Zerbi leaving the club was not on the books beforehand, and his sudden departure from the Sussex-based club surprised many in the English football hierarchy.

As per the reports from ‘All Football’ and ‘NBC Premier League’ backed by Football Journalist ‘David Ornstein’, all was not good between Roberto De Zerbi and Brighton’s Chairman Tony Bloom in the background. The club’s form dipped majorly in the later stages of the 2023-2024 Premier League campaign, much more since they were knocked out by AS Roma in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League.

Injuries although played a crucial part in Brighton’s season ending on a low. Maybe that’s why De Zerbi wanted his club to be more aggressive going forward in the transfer window to enhance his squad. But as it turned out the Seagulls’ Chairman Tony Bloom wasn’t on the same page as the Italian manager regarding that scenario. Reportedly, Bloom had his own ways as to how the club should work out their transfer market operations.

Also as reported by BBC, Brighton’s Chairman laid down a catastrophic statement regarding De Zerbi’s departure. “You don’t find many times in football when relationships come to an end amicably”, Tony Bloom reportedly stated. Well, his words pretty much sum up the saga of Roberto De Zerbi’s departure from Brighton.

Roberto De Zerbi asserts there is ”no other club behind me” amidst Bayern Munich speculations

Amidst being linked to a move to the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, Roberto De Zerbi reportedly asserted that his future is still uncertain at the moment. When inquired about how he felt when the Brighton fans hummed “We want you to stay”, the Italian manager insisted – “The truth? I thought it could be possible to (try) again, I have no other club behind me”. His words denote that his sudden exit from the Seagulls was surprising to him as well.

Also, the reports have hailed that there are no advancements between him and Bayern at this moment. It remains to be seen, where Roberto De Zerbi ends up after his stint in the Premier League with Brighton. His contract with the English club was due to expire on June 20, 2026, before he departed by mutual consent.

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