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Roberto De Zerbi’s stance on Man United move explained during Fabrizio Romano update



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Manchester United managerial target Roberto De Zerbi would reportedly “love to” return to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity.

De Zerbi, 44, left Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of this season after almost two full seasons with the Seagulls.

Boasting a 42% win rate at the club, De Zerbi’s efforts in the South-East of England were heavily praised and have led to him being linked with several high-profile jobs in football.

With Chelsea currently looking for their next manager and Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United future uncertain, De Zerbi has joined the likes of Kieran McKenna and Thomas Tuchel to be linked with either role.

Discussing De Zerbi’s stituation in greater detail, Fabrizio Romano has explained to CaughtOffside the former Premier League manager’s current stance.

“It’s also important to say that, at this stage, Chelsea are not talking to Roberto de Zerbi,” Romano admitted. “He’s another name we see in the media a lot, but at the moment it’s completely quiet.

“We’ve also seen him linked as dreaming of the Man United job, but my understanding is that he would love to work in the Premier League again, even if it’s not about a specific club, he would just love to continue in the Premier League.

“He’s really open, even possibilities in other countries could attract De Zerbi for sure. He’s really keen on re-starting as soon as he finds a good project.”

As aforementioned, Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United is up in the air. Continuing his conversation with CaughtOffside, Romano stated the following about the security of Ten Hag’s position at Old Trafford.

 “I’ve had many questions on Erik ten Hag and my understanding is that the internal process to decide his future at Manchester United is still ongoing, but as I keep saying, the situation is really open.

“It’s not just about winning the FA Cup final on Saturday – it’s about seeing the performance and the attitude of the squad, and there is absolutely the possibility that we’ll see Ten Hag fired by Man United.

“As of now, it’s absolutely open and there is a 50-50 possibility to see Ten Hag leaving Old Trafford, and it’s normal that new owners can consider appointing their “own” manager, but internal talks are still ongoing.”