Paul Merson (Paul Merson) was in daily star Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy could offer Brighton and Hove Albion boss Roberto De Zelby a managerial job at the end of the season.
The former Arsenal star believes Tottenham could make a move for the 43-year-old Italy boss if De Zerby impresses between this season and the end of the season.
Brighton are expected to finish in the top four of the Premier League table this season.
The Seagulls are also in the FA Cup.
according to The Telegraph, If De Zerby decides to leave Antonio Conte at the end of the season, he will be included in the list of management candidates being considered by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Paul Merson on Roberto De Zerby and Tottenham Hotspur
Merson wrote: “I think Brighton are big players in both the FA Cup and the Champions League. That’s how I rate Roberto De Zerbi’s work.
“Tottenham will be watching the Italian at Brighton towards the end of the season, there’s no doubt about it. They’ll want to see how he does under pressure.
“The difference is when you get a top job like Graham Potter at Chelsea, you face scrutiny every week. If you’re mid-table at Brighton, everyone is happy.
“If De Zerby delivers between now and the end of May, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him offer the Tottenham job ahead of Mauricio Pochettino.”
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Now, we know that Roberto De Zelby has been outstanding at Brighton and Hove Albion since replacing Graham Potter earlier in the season.
He is likely to leave Brighton at the end of the season for a bigger club like Tottenham.
The 43-year-old has played brilliantly and entertainingly at Brighton.
Brighton don’t have the best team in the Premier League and De Zerby’s ability to work wonders with his players will certainly appeal to Levy, who tends not to spend big on players.
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