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Roberto De Zerbi guidelines out new Brighton contract & calls for talks with proprietor


Roberto De Zerbi has solid doubt on his future at Brighton & Hove Albion by demanding talks with the membership’s house owners.

The 44-year-old, who’s beneath contract till 2026, has hinted at rigidity with proprietor Tony Bloom ever since a quiet January switch window through which Brighton didn’t make any senior signings, with youngsters Valentin Barco and Adrian Mazulu the one acquisitions.

Since then, each Liverpool and Bayern Munich have checked out De Zerbi for his or her impending vacancies within the dugout, and the Italian has now put each side on alert by admitting he has not determined whether or not he needs to stick with Brighton.

“I’ve a special option to determine my future,” he stated. “I wish to converse with my membership, I’ve a contract however the issue will not be the contract – the issue is to search out the identical plan, the identical goal, the identical imaginative and prescient for the longer term.

“For me, I’ve not determined but what’s my future, as a result of I’ve the contract, however anyway I wish to converse with Tony [Bloom], my membership, to grasp their plan, to grasp his plan, the Tony plan. Then we take the choice collectively, with out issues.

Roberto De Zerbi

De Zerbi is a goal for Liverpool & Bayern / ATPImages/GettyImages

“My relationship with my gamers, my followers, I believe it might probably’t change relying on the longer term. What we did is historical past and we won’t neglect it.

“The long run I wish to hold my ambition, my motivation, I stay for soccer 24 hours a day, I wish to know what’s the plan, what’s the mission, what’s the future as a result of if I do not really feel comfy, I do not really feel the proper motivation, I am unable to keep any longer.”

Then requested immediately whether or not he would signal a brand new contract, De Zerbi responded: “In the meanwhile, no.

“We did not discover the settlement. The contract is part of the longer term. It is necessary for me, it is necessary for everybody nevertheless it’s a small half, the massive half is the plan. We have now to talk with the membership.”