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De Zerbi Bids Farewell to Brighton & Hove Albion

Head Coach to Depart After Historic Two Seasons with the Club

Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that head coach Roberto De Zerbi will leave the club following tomorrow’s final Premier League match of the season against Manchester United at the American Express Stadium.

De Zerbi, who took the reins at Brighton in September 2022 after Graham Potter’s departure to Chelsea, has had a remarkable tenure. He guided the club to its highest-ever top-flight finish in the 2022/23 season and led them to the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League earlier this season.

Chairman Tony Bloom expressed his gratitude, stating, “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.”

He continued, “We have mutually agreed to end Roberto’s contract at a time that suits both parties, allowing us the earliest opportunity to plan for next season, and Roberto plenty of time to consider his next move and his future. I am sure our fans will give Roberto and his staff a wonderful and fully deserved send off at the Amex before, during and after tomorrow’s match. In the meantime, I’d like to thank Roberto and his staff for all their hard work in the past two seasons. They all leave our club on good terms and with our very best wishes for the future.”

Roberto De Zerbi also reflected on his departure, saying, “I am very sad to be leaving Brighton, but I am very proud of what my players and staff have achieved with the support of everyone at the club and our amazing fans in the past two historical seasons. We have agreed to end my time at Brighton so that the club and I can continue to work in the way that suits each of us best, following our own ideas and visions, as well as our work and human values. I have really enjoyed an intense and challenging two years working in the Premier League, not least competing in four major competitions this season. Leaving now provides me with time to take a break before deciding on my future plans.”

In addition to De Zerbi, Andrea Maldera, Ricard Segarra, Marcattilio Marcattilii, Vincenzo Teresa, Agostino Tibaudi, Marcello Quinto, and Enrico Venturelli will also depart after tomorrow’s match. However, club coaches Andrew Crofts and Jack Stern will remain with Brighton & Hove Albion.

As the Seagulls prepare for their season finale, fans and players alike will be bidding farewell to a coach who has left an indelible mark on the club’s history, setting a high bar for future achievements.

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