Real Madrid Eyes Brighton's De Zerbi as Next Manager
Real Madrid is eyeing Brighton's manager, Roberto de Zerbi, as their potential next manager once Carlo Ancelotti departs the club, as per a report.
Ancelotti appears poised to leave Madrid for the second time at the end of this season, which provides ample time for the Spanish club to find a replacement.
Currently, Ancelotti is leading Madrid's quest to regain their league and European titles, standing in second place in LaLiga. They missed out on the league title last season to Barcelona and lost the Champions League to Manchester City.
Several names have been thrown into the hat as potential candidates, including Bayer Leverkusen's manager and former Madrid midfielder, Xabi Alonso. However, Real Madrid is determined to convince De Zerbi to take the helm at the Bernabeu, building on his impressive work at Brighton.
De Zerbi assumed the role of Brighton's manager last season, succeeding Graham Potter and arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. His attractive and positive style of football quickly won the fans over, propelling the Seagulls to a sixth-place finish in the league and their first-ever qualification for European football.
In the current season, Brighton sits in third place in the Premier League and is also competing in the Europa League, despite significant changes in player personnel during the summer.
While Brighton has a history of selling their best talents when a tempting offer arises, they are eager to retain De Zerbi's services for as long as possible. It is worth noting that the 44-year-old manager has a release clause in his Brighton contract, reportedly around £11.2 million, which could facilitate a potential move to Madrid.
Ancelotti, on the other hand, is set to become Brazil's new manager after his departure from Madrid, displaying no intention of retiring despite leaving the Spanish club.
In a Nutshell:
Real Madrid has its sights set on Brighton's manager, Roberto de Zerbi, to take the reins once Carlo Ancelotti departs. As Ancelotti steers Madrid's efforts to reclaim titles, De Zerbi's impressive work at Brighton has caught the attention of the Spanish giants. The 44-year-old Italian manager, known for his attractive football style, may have a release clause of around £11.2 million in his Brighton contract, making a potential move to Madrid more feasible. Ancelotti is set to become Brazil's new manager, indicating his continued involvement in the football world.