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Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is being considered by Juventus if Massimiliano Allegri leaves

Roberto De Zerbi is being considered by Juventus if Massimiliano Allegri leaves the crisis-hit Serie A giants at the end of the season – just FOUR MONTHS after joining Brighton – with Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane also on the shortlist

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is under consideration at Juventus if they replace head coach Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season.

De Zerbi, 43, has enjoyed a strong start on the south coast after replacing Graham Potter last September, keeping the club in the hunt for Europe and securing eye-catching wins over Chelsea and Liverpool. 

The Italian signed a four-year deal at the Amex Stadium and is enjoying life in the Premier League. De Zerbi said in a recent interview that he missed Italian football, but added he had no current plans to return.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi (pictured) is one of the names under consideration at Juventus

The Italian has enjoyed a strong start at Brighton after replacing Graham Potter in September

The Italian has enjoyed a strong start at Brighton after replacing Graham Potter in September

Juventus are appealing against a 15-point deduction for alleged financial irregularities. 

The Serie A club’s entire board resigned in November and regardless of the appeal’s success, a new era is imminent there.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, both of whom played for Juventus, are also on the club’s shortlist if Allegri leaves.

The entire board of the Serie A side resigned on November 28 and regardless of the outcome of their appeal, a new era is imminent at the club.

If Allegri leaves at the end of the season – as is anticipated – then Tottenham boss Antonio Conte and former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, who played for Juventus from 1996-2001, would also be on the list. 

Spurs boss Antonio Conte could be a target

Zinedine Zidane will also be linked to the Juve job

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte (L) and Zinedine Zidane (R) are on the potential candidates list

The trio will be on Juventus' wish list if Massimiliano Allegri leaves at the end of the campaign

The trio will be on Juventus’ wish list if Massimiliano Allegri leaves at the end of the campaign

Conte led Juventus to consecutive titles from 2012-14 and his current deal at Spurs expires at the end of the season, while Zidane has been out of work since May 2021. 

Zidane has often been linked with Paris Saint Germain and the French national job, though France boss Didier Deschamps recently signed a new four-year contract.

Yet De Zerbi would represent a completely new start and is an attractive option for that reason. 

The 43-year-old proved himself to be one of Europe’s best young coaches during his three seasons at Sassuolo, earning the admiration of all Italy’s top clubs.

The 43-year-old proved he was a top level coach during his three years at Sassuolo in Serie A

The 43-year-old proved he was a top level coach during his three years at Sassuolo in Serie A

He ultimately joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2021 but Juventus have traditionally had good relations with Sassuolo and De Zerbi’s work has been followed closely ever since he started to make an impression there.

While De Zerbi joined a club who were flying under Potter, he has added his own imprint too, with players particularly struck by the level of tactical detail in training sessions. 

Their one-touch passing style and swift movement is the envy of many Premier League teams.

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