Gianluca Di Marzio: Brighton’s De Zerbi Not An Option To Replace Inzaghi At Inter Milan
Brighton and Hove Albion coach Roberto De Zerbi is not a possible option to replace Simone Inzaghi should the 46-year-old leave Inter at the end of the season.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, reported live on air via FCInter1908 that the former Sassuolo coach has no intention of returning to Serie A from the Premier League at this point.
De Zerbi has been reported to be among the Nerazzurri’s major targets on the bench should they decide to part ways with Inzaghi at the end of the season.
The 43-year-old has been reported to be favoured over Antonio Conte as an option to replace Inzaghi at the helm.
It is true that former Lazio coach Inzaghi’s future is still far from settled one way or the other, and will depend on how the team finishes the season still competing on three fronts.
However, the constant setbacks faced by the team on the pitch this season have certainly pushed the Nerazzurri to start considering their options in the event that Inzaghi is out the door.
Following impressive spells with Benevento and Sassuolo in Serie A, De Zerbi briefly coached Shakhtar Donestk, and then made the move to replace Brighton to replace Graham Potter in the fall.
The job that the coach has done has already led to no shortage of interest in his signature, and reports are that there could be a release clause of €13 million in his contract.
If this would seem to make De Zerbi an enticing option for Inter, however, Di Marzio has poured some cold water on this suggestion.
The Sky transfer expert is of the firm belief that the former Sassuolo coach wants to stay in the English top flight.
This could mean staying with the Seagulls, or leaving to join one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
However, what seems clear is that a move to Inter or any other club in Serie A would be off the table.
In the meantime, a possible return for Conte to Inter has been linked following confirmation of the 53-year-year-old’s exit from Tottenham Hotspur, whilst Bologna’s Thiago Motta and Torino’s Ivan Juric are among the candidates to replace Inzaghi from within Serie A.