Premier League Manager Addresses Liverpool Links as He’s Planning Talks

Roberto De Zerbi has been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool recently.

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has expressed his intention to discuss his future with the club amid increasing link with Liverpool and Chelsea.

Over the past few years, the Italian has solidified his reputation as one of the most promising head coaches in Europe, sparking rumours of a potential move to a bigger club.

De Zerbi has been reported to be in contention for the Liverpool managerial position, set to be vacant in the summer when Jurgen Klopp steps down from his current role at Anfield.

Additionally, the Brighton boss has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Chelsea job if Mauricio Pochettino is relieved of his duties in the near future.

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During an interview with Sky Sports, De Zerbi emphasized his contentment at Brighton but indicated his willingness to work for a “big, big team” at some point in the future.

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“We feel we can write another part of Brighton’s history,” he said. “Everyone feels this responsibility and we are working very hard to make our fans happy and our people working in the club. We will try and show our best.

“When I hear that big teams are interested in me it is an honour. I am proud, but my focus is on my work day-by-day.

“About the future, I will speak with the owner and with the club because I want to compete in the best way I can. I want to understand the plan, and then it is not a problem to work in a big, big team or another big team.

“I would like in my career to compete to win the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, Champions League but there isn’t a time when you have to go and compete, or to wait some more time.”

De Zerbi expressed his openness to returning to Italy, citing AC Milan as a club he holds dear, having begun his playing career at the San Siro.

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“Milan for me is not a normal club because as a player I was born in AC Milan,” he added. “For my life I will always be grateful for Milan. I love my country, I love Italy, I love Italian football. For sure one of my targets is to go back and work in my country, but I don’t know when is the time.

“I am feeling very well in the Premier League and I have to say thanks to Brighton and for all of the coaches and people in the Premier League in the UK, but it is not a problem where you work. It is how you are working, not the place.”

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