Brighton and Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi may be linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job, but reports suggest the Italian is not interested in leaving his current role for Spurs.
Tottenham are once again searching for a new permanent manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte recently.
His former assistant Cristian Stellini is in charge until the end of the season, with help from Ryan Mason.
When the summer comes around, Spurs will need to appoint a new manager. It has been suggested that a number of managers have already expressed an interest in taking on the role (GiveMeSport).
One manager the North London club are thought to be very keen on is Brighton’s De Zerbi (Telegraph).
The 43-year-old has done a fine job since replacing Graham Potter earlier this season, and currently has a great chance of leading Brighton to their best-ever Premier League finish this year.
Despite Tottenham’s reported interest in De Zerbi, and the fact he has a release clause in his contract that becomes active at the end of this season (Fabrizio Romano), it may not be that simple for Spurs.
According to Alasdair Gold in his latest for Football.London, Tottenham have made “initial contact with De Zerbi’s camp,” but these talks have “produced little in the way of positive indications” that the manager even wants to leave his role at Brighton.
It is thought De Zerbi may be happier sticking with his “stable project” at Brighton, rather than getting involved in the “current chaos” at Spurs.
Spurs Web Opinion
I cannot blame De Zerbi for not being keen on the Spurs job.
If I was achieving success at Brighton like he is, I would not be looking at Tottenham and thinking that would be a good progression for my career.
We saw what happened with Graham Potter at Chelsea, and I think that will put off a lot of promising young managers from making the leap to a ‘bigger club’ now.
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