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Brighton started the season brilliantly with a 2-1 win away to Manchester United.After six matches, they were fourth in the table but then lost manager Graham Potter to Chelsea, who paid in excess of £21m to secure his services, as well as his assistant Billy Reid and several other key members of the coaching staff.
Yet rather than this being a setback for the club, it proved to be a catalyst. In came ex-Shakhtar Donetsk boss Roberto de Zerbi and the club have not looked back since.It has been difficult, we’ve had a transition with a new manager coming in and everyone has responded in a brilliant way,” striker Danny Welbeck told Sky Sports.
To get Europa League football is amazing. From top to bottom the club is outstanding.This club is on a rise and we can’t wait for the Europa League next season.”The Seagulls will be the first English side since Hull City in 2014 to make their debut in the Europa League after recording their highest top-flight finish and surpassing their previous best of ninth last season.
Albion have also broken the club’s top-flight record for most wins in a season.I didn’t think about targets [when I first came here],” De Zerbi told Sky Sports. “I wanted to work and to analyse the team and the players, to understand the new country and the new league.
In February I started to think about the table, the final result and the goal. I am lucky because I found a group of players who are fantastic. I am normal, a good coach.”De Zerbi was the only candidate Brighton spoke to after Potter departed.
He had led Serie A side Sassuolo to successive eighth-placed finishes before lifting the Ukrainian Super Cup after joining Shakhtar Donetsk.You never know in the early part of the season what may happen when you hire a new coach,” Brighton chairman Tony Bloom told Sky Sports.
Fortunately we hired the perfect man, the players have taken to him so magnificently. His motivational skills, tactical skills and getting the best out of our players has been absolutely superb.We have to bring in more big players’
Brighton recorded 20 shots on Wednesday, the most City have faced in the league this season, and scored a brilliant equaliser through Julio Enciso’s first-half strike.
Enciso, 19, is the latest Brighton star to attract interest from the Premier League traditional elite. Indeed Brighton have scored two more goals from teenagers this season than the rest of the league combined.
World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister is also much coveted by rival teams, as are the likes of Moises Caicedo and Kaoru Mitoma.I don’t know the future, I don’t know the policy of these players,” De Zerbi told BBC Match of the Day when asked about this summer’s transfer window.I think they deserve to play in another level. But we have to be ready to bring in more big players because we will play four competitions
Arne Slot says he wants to stay as Feyenoord manager – ruling himself out of contention for the Tottenham job.The 44-year-old Dutchman had been heavily linked with a move to Spurs after Antonio Conte’s sacking in March.
Slot, who led Feyenoord to the 2022-23 Eredivisie title, held talks with the Rotterdam-based club on Wednesday about a potential extension to his contract.have been hearing a lot of rumours going around about other interest in me,” said Slot.
Although I am thankful, my wish is to stay at Feyenoord and continue working on what we created last year.There is not – and there has not been – transfer conversation and yesterday’s meeting was exclusively for an extension. All talks with the club have always been only in that sense. Looking forward to next season with Feyenoord.”
After Conte’s sacking, Cristian Stellini was appointed Spurs interim manager but was dismissed after four games.Ryan Mason took over as interim boss for a second spell, having previously held the role briefly at the end of the 2020-21 season.
Eighth-place Spurs have since taken just four points from six matches, and play relegation-threatened Leeds in their final game of the campaign on Sunday.Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann was previously linked with a move to Tottenham, but they did not hold talks with the German.
They did approach Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi, according to journalist Guillem Balague, and were linked with Burnley manager Vincent Kompany before he signed a new deal with the Championship winners.
Earlier in the season Slot ruled himself out of becoming Leeds United manager after Jesse Marsch’s sacking.He became Feyenoord head coach in December 2020 after leaving AZ Alkmaar, where he started his managerial career.A former midfielder, Slot spent his entire playing career in the Netherlands, making more than 100 appearances for both FC Zwolle and NAC Breda.