Brighton could break this all-time Premier League record soon

By selecting a new manager, Brighton & Hove Albion may be on the verge of shattering an all-time Premier League record.

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Following the unexpected resignation of Roberto De Zerbi at the end of the season, Brighton is currently searching for a new manager.

After Graham Potter was fired in 2022, the Italian coach led the Seagulls to their highest-ever Premier League position of sixth.

Before the last day of the season, Brighton announced De Zerbi’s departure by mutual consent, however, they have yet to name a replacement. The team has been patient in its search for the ideal coach, and it now seems that the process is almost over.

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The 31-year-old manager of St. Pauli, Fabian Hurzeler, is one of the contenders. Should he be chosen, he would be the youngest permanent manager in the history of the Premier League.

At 29, Ryan Mason is officially the youngest Premier League manager ever, however, he only assumed temporary leadership of Tottenham after Jose Mourinho was fired in 2021.

Hurzeler led St. Pauli to the 2. Bundesliga championship this season and their first-ever Bundesliga promotion after 13 years outside of Germany’s top division.

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Hurzeler, who was born in Texas, USA, and competed in German football’s lower leagues, is said to have made Brighton’s final shortlist along with former manager Potter and Malmo manager Henrik Rydstrom.

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The Telegraph claims that all three candidates have excellent results when it comes to working with and developing young talent based on Brighton’s data approach.

There have apparently been delays in Brighton’s hiring procedure due to uncertainty over whether Hurzeler or Rydstrom will be granted work permits.

Since Chelsea fired Potter in April 2023, he has not had a job.

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