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Brighton continue talks to bring in former Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach

Brighton continue talks of a move to make Roberto De Zerbi their new head coach.

The 43-year-old was top of Brighton’s list to replace Graham Potter, who left for Chelsea earlier this month, but the Italian has also attracted interest from other clubs.

Former England international Adam Lallana has meanwhile joined the club’s coaching staff, joining former Norwich star Andrew Crofts in his role as caretaker manager at the Seagulls.

De Zerbi forged his coaching reputation at Italy’s unpopular Sassuolo and achieved two eighth places in Serie A before joining Shakhtar Donetsk.

He led the Ukrainian side to Supercup victory and amassed 20 wins in his 30 games in charge before departing in July following the outbreak of war with Russia.

De Zerbi has rejected a proposal from Bologna and is open to a move to Brighton, but Juventus are also watching developments, with Massimiliano Allegri’s future in doubt.

Brighton’s negotiations with De Zerbi are ongoing while they have also discussed the likes of Bo Svensson at Mainz and Kjetil Knutsen at Bodo/Glimt.

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been teased as a potential replacement for Potter at the Amex.

With Brighton’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace canceled in conjunction with the forthcoming international break, the club will have plenty of time to find a suitable replacement for the late Potter.

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