Roberto De Zerbi admits big club aspirations amid Liverpool and Barcelona links

Roberto De Zerbi applauds the fans after Brighton's game against Crystal Palace in February 2024.
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Brighton and Hove Albion boss Roberto de Zerbi says it is an ‘honour’ to be linked with the upcoming managerial vacancies at Liverpool and Barcelona – saying one day he would like to get the chance to compete for one of Europe’s big four league titles.

De Zerbi has won plaudits for his brand of attacking football at the Amex Stadium since taking over from Graham Potter in 2022, guiding the club to a sixth-place finish last year and putting them in the frame for potential European qualification again this season.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.