Roberto De Zerbi, according to Scott Minto, would be an ideal replacement for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The 52-year-old made the remark during an interview on talkSPORT’s Premier League All Access podcast.
The Italian, according to the talkSPORT analyst, would be an excellent fit for the Citizens, both in terms of playing style and the way he interacts with those in the boardroom.
When asked about Real Madrid’s interest in De Zerbi, Minto stated, “I don’t think anyone controls Florentino Perez.” If you want to get sort of, really high… I believe he is a good fit for Manchester City.
“I think Manchester City would give him, like they give Pep, the control, and I don’t think the style of football is a million miles away (from Guardiola).”
The Spaniard’s contract at the Etihad Stadium is set to expire in July 2025.
According to the Guardian and ESPN, Guardiola intends to quit Manchester City when his current contract expires, having spent nine years at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City should start looking for Roberto De Zerbi soon.
Manchester City, in our opinion, should be talking to De Zerbi about replacing Guardiola in 2025.
Since taking over for Graham Potter in September 2022, the 44-year-old has led Brighton to the UEFA Europa League after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season.
Manchester City’s de zerbi
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In total, the Brescia-born strategist has won 24 of Brighton’s 47 games in charge, drawn seven and losing 16 while scoring 106 goals.
De Zerbi also plays the advanced, possession-based brand of football that Manchester City fans have grown accustomed to under Guardiola, so the transfer should be smooth for the Citizens, as Minto suggests.