Roberto De Zerbi agrees to join Olympique de Marseille

Roberto De Zerbi agrees to join Olympique de Marseille

Roberto De Zerbi, one of Europe’s most sought-after coaches in recent years, is on the verge of becoming the new manager of Olympique de Marseille, the Ligue 1 side looking to rebuild their project from scratch.

According to French outlet ‘RMC Sport’, the Italian will, barring any surprises, be the new coach of the Marseille club from next season 24/25. It is reported that De Zerbi has already given his definitive ‘yes’ and now Marseille must reach an economic agreement with Brighton.


Let’s remember that Roberto was one of the most talked-about names in the 22/23 season in England. He took over the reins of Brighton after the unexpected departure of Graham Potter to Chelsea in mid-season and turned the ‘Seagulls’ into one of the most fashionable teams in Europe.

Under the Italian’s leadership, the ‘Gulls’ broke into the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ and secured their place in the Europa League for the upcoming 24/25 season, the first time in the club’s history. His attacking and associative style of play caught the attention of the top clubs. In fact, it was rumored that teams like Bayern Munich, Liverpool and even Barcelona were interested in his services, although all options eventually faded away.

Now his future seems to be in France, with a historic club like Olympique de Marseille in decline. OM finished 8th in Ligue 1 this season, out of European competition, an objective that De Zerbi and his players will have to achieve to reverse the club’s situation, which is tense as never before.


According to ‘RMC Sport’, Marseille will have to pay around six million euros to release De Zerbi from Brighton, with whom he has a contract until 30 June 2026.

Sergio Conceiçao, the favorite to date to take over the Marseille bench, seemed to be the chosen one, although a 180-degree turn has led to the focus being placed on De Zerbi, who had already announced that he would not continue in England after a season below expectations. They finished 11th, behind Crystal Palace and one place ahead of Iraola’s Bournemouth.

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