‘Better than Liverpool’… Pundit says ‘special’ manager should go to Man City rather than replace Klopp

‘Better than Liverpool’… Pundit says ‘special’ manager should go to Man City rather than replace Klopp

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Published on 2024-02-03 15:30:00

Scott Minto has suggested that Roberto De Zerbi would be a better replacement for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City rather than Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

The Brighton & Hove Albion manager has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Klopp at Liverpool after it was announced last week that the German will be leaving the Merseyside club at the end of the season.

Having also been mentioned previously as an heir to Guardiola at City, the Italian has been the topic of conversation with one pundit who has shared his thoughts on if De Zerbi could find himself managing Liverpool or City in the future.

Speaking in a recent episode of Premier League All Access, Minto had this to say about De Zerbi and what the future could hold for him after seeing his side lose 4-0 to Luton Town in midweek.

He said: “What De Zerbi has done to take it on is something special from what Graham Potter did as well and there’s always going to be blips in the road. That obviously was a big one and the important thing then is to bounce back in the very next game.

“But in terms of De Zerbi, just because they lost 4-0, for me it doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t be a candidate for Liverpool, although I actually think he’d suit Manchester City better than Liverpool.”

Since being appointed as Brighton’s manager back in September 2022, the 44-year-old has overlooked 70 matches in total across all competitions ahead of today’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace.

Across those 70 games, Brighton have won 33, drawn 16 and lost 21, leaving De Zerbi with a points per match average of 1.64.

Back in October, Guardiola heaped praise on the Brighton boss by saying that he is one of the coaches he admires the most in world football.

Even though the Spaniard’s contract at the Etihad Stadium isn’t set to expire until 2025, it’ll be interesting to see if De Zerbi ends up in the Manchester club’s list of candidates to replace Guardiola whenever the 53-year-old decides to call it a day.

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