Roberto de Zerbi Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion

Bayern Munich continue their hunt for a new manager and as per reports, their search has now led them to Roberto de Zerbi.

Roberto de Zerbi is currently at Brighton and Hove Albion and his four-year contract with the club expires in 2026. Everyone thought Brighton will put up some sort of a resistance because the Italian manager has done some wonderful job in these two years but shocking everyone, the club has announced that De Zerbi is going to leave at the end of this season.

The mutual decision was announced via an official statement: “Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that head coach Roberto De Zerbi will leave the club after tomorrow’s final Premier League match of the season against Manchester United at the American Express Stadium.”

It’s very early to claim that De Zerbi has asked to leave solely due to Bayern’s interest but this announcement has come at the exact time when the German side have made the 44-year-old their top priority. We expect De Zerbi and the Bavarians to hold talks in the coming weeks and if everything goes well then he might become the next Bayern Munich manager.

Can Roberto de Zerbi help revive Bayern Munich’s fortunes next season?

The current season has been disastrous under Thomas Tuchel and for the first time in years, the Bavarians are going to go trophyless. Tuchel’s exit is not a major disappointment but Bayern are really struggling to bring in an apt replacement.

People like Alonso, Rangnick and a couple of others have already rejected offers from the Bundesliga side. Now, Bayern’s hunt has led them to Roberto de Zerbi and even though he is fully focused on Brighton, if the German side makes a strong move, they will have a very good chance of landing the 44-year-old.

De Zerbi took charge of Brighton in 2022 and since then, he has done a wonderful job at the Amex Stadium. Last season, the Seagulls finished sixth on the Premier League table but their form has seen a dip this time around.

Brighton are currently 10th on the table with 48 points but if they cannot win their final game of the season, the team might end their campaign at the bottom half of the table.

Tactically, he is a very strong manager and under him, Brighton play some eye-catching attacking football but we seriously doubt if he has all the attributes to replace Thomas Tuchel.

Yes, under Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich have been really poor but they will need a strong and experienced manager to help them get back to the top. Bundesliga is not the most competitive league in Europe so Roberto de Zerbi might be able to find domestic success however top-tier level European football is not his cup of tea. De Zerbi will not find too much competition in the league but facing and winning against European giants like Madrid, Man City, Barcelona etc is still not his cup of tea.

Before Brighton, Roberto de Zerbi was managing Shakhtar Donetsk where he had a win percentage of 67 but with the Seagulls, his win percentage is only 44 with 1.5 points per game. Brighton and Hove Albion have won just 12 out of the 37 league games they have played this season and they have dropped points in a staggering 15 matches.

Last summer, the 44-year-old would have been a great option but after Brighton’s average show this season, we think Bayern Munich should move away from him and focus on other more experienced managers.