Following his successes at Brighton & Hove Albion, it’s normal for Roberto De Zerbi to be linked with other clubs.
We’ve seen it multiple times in the past, and the stories continue to appear, as Lazio start to plan for life without Maurizio Sarri.
This comes from La Lazio Siamo Noi, who explain that the Italian’s time in Rome could be coming to an end in the near future if results don’t improve, as they currently languish in 11th, behind the likes of Frosinone and Monza.
With that in mind, the idea of a change of manager is becoming a potential reality at the end of the campaign, for which money will need to be spent, as Sarri has a contract tying him down until 2025.
A team like Lazio could be ideal for him, capable of affording his wages, since they currently pay Sarri €4m a year.
De Zerbi is on €2.4m/year at Brighton, meaning there is room for him to improve his salary in the process, but there are also some dangers.
La Lazio Siamo Noi state other clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea are also keen, queuing alongside the likes of AC Milan, AS Roma and Napoli, all depending on how their current managers fare this season.
As for Brighton in all this, they have the 44-year-old tied down until 2026, meaning that whoever wants him will have to compensate them, likely handsomely.