Pep Guardiola approves new Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi

Pep Guardiola gives a seal of approval to Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi.

The 43-year-old will take over as the manager of Brighton after Graham Potter took the head coach role at Chelsea.

Brighton owner Tony Bloom believes both coach and the club believe their qualities and vision align.

Pep Guardiola has spoken to De Zerbi about his recent move to the Seagulls.

“Brighton strongly wanted me as a coach, and their style of play is very similar to my idea of football,” said De Zerbi.

“We met each other straight after we had started to talk. Of course, other teams were interested in me but I’m delighted to be here. I think we’re on the same wavelength and I’m sure we can do it well.

“I spoke to Pep on Sunday evening, yes. He’s very happy that I’m on board here. He told me very good things about the club. And he told me that if I need he will be very happy to help me – but of course, not in the match we are playing against them!


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