Brighton and Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi explains why he is in no rush to return to Serie A, despite the links with Inter and Juventus. ‘There is more pressure, because there are 60 million coaches.’
With dismissals left and right in the Premier League over the past few days, including Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City and De Zerbi’s Brighton predecessor Graham Potter for Chelsea, the former Sassuolo boss was asked if there was more pressure in England.
His response summed up why Serie A remains perhaps the toughest place for a tactician and always will be, regardless of financing.
“No, there is more pressure in Italy. Because in Italy, how many people are in Italy? 60 million people and 60 million are coaches. And you know, it is very difficult to work in Italy, but I think the pressure is nice, it depends on how you handle it.”
With Simone Inzaghi seemingly out at Inter, De Zerbi has been heavily linked with a return to Serie A for the San Siro job.
Meanwhile, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the services of the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk coach.