Next Brighton Manager Odds | Who Will Replace Roberto De Zerbi?

Adam Bloszko

Adam Bloszko

Roberto De Zerbi has enjoyed a successful spell at Brighton. The Italian arrived in 2022 after the departure of Graham Potter. He led the club to an FA Cup semi-final in the 2022/23 season, losing to Manchester United on a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

In the 2022/23 season, he also led the Seagulls to 6th position in the EPL table—their highest-ever Premier League finish, earning them a place in European football. His Brighton Europa League adventure led the team to top a group that included AEK Athens, Marseille, and Ajax, even though the campaign didn’t end as many had expected.

The 45-year-old Italian is known for his possession-based and attacking-style of football—a style that’s made Brighton a joy to watch under his management. It’s quite unfortunate that the team didn’t meet expectations for the 2023/24 season, after finishing 11th in the league and exiting the Europa League in the Round of 16. A form that led to a mutual agreement between the Italian Coach and Brighton to part ways at the end of the 2023/24 season.

However, it’s evident that Roberto De Zerbi’s achievement at Brighton & Hove Albion hasn’t gone unnoticed, as several top European clubs are vying for him as their head coach. While we await what the future holds for Roberto De Zerbi, let’s review a list of potential coaches to replace him at Brighton & Hove Albion based on the next Brighton manager odds in 2024.

Fabian Hurzeler - Odds 1/20

St. Pauli are back in the Bundesliga and it was all thanks to Hurzeler. The 31-year-old coach brought a well-supported team back to the top flight and it no doubt had people turning heads.

A vaguely inexperienced but a solid option, Fabian Hurzeler mainly comes from a background of youth coaching prior to his time at St. Pauli.

His appointment would make him the youngest Premier League manager since it’s formation - being younger than some of the names on the current Brighton squad list.

Graham Potter — Odds 25/1

Graham Potter made a name for himself during his time at Brighton for his attacking style of football. He joined Brighton in May 2019 and guided them to a 15th-place finish in his first season. However, he achieved an impressive record in the 2021/22 season, finishing 8th.

In 2022/23, he oversaw Brighton’s best start to a Premier League season, recording 13 points from six games before he joined Chelsea. Unfortunately, he left Chelsea in April 2023 following an unsuccessful spell. Who knows what the future holds? With 1/2 odds for the next Brighton manager, he might be on his way back to the Seagulls.

Graham Potter coach

Steve Cooper — Odds 25/1

Steve Cooper is a coach with English football experience. He won the Under-17 World Cup with the England Under-17 in 2017 and guided Nottingham Forest to promotion to the Premier League on 29 May 2022. He immediately signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2025. Unfortunately, he was sacked in 2023 following a dip in form.

Cooper is known for his development of players—a thing that might appeal to Brighton. It remains to be seen whether Steve Cooper will end up at Brighton. However, with 2/1 next Brighton manager odds, he might be another favourite to take over from Roberto De Zerbi.

Russell Martin — Odds 25/1

Russell Martin’s impressive record as Southampton manager hasn’t gone under the radar. He led Southampton to a play-off Final against Leeds, where he won 1-0. His impressive record in the Championship had his team gone on an outstanding 22 games unbeaten and 24 in all competitions.

His name making the list of potential Brighton's next manager hasn’t come as a shock, considering he began his playing career at Brighton’s youth academy. The coming days will be crucial to see whether he will be back at Brighton.

Liam Rosenior — Odds 33/1

Liam Rosenior was the former Hull City manager. He joined the Tigers in 2023 and guided them to a 7th-place finish—their first top-half finish since 2016.

Unfortunately, Rosenior got sacked after failing to guide his team to the Championship play-offs. Rosenior is currently available to return to management. While a Premier League move may seem too soon, there is no doubt that he did a great job at Hull City despite missing out on the play-off.

Kieran McKenna — Odds 75/1

There were a lot of speculations around the future of Kieran McKenna after his impressive record at Ipswich Town. He guided Ipswich to Championship promotion from League One in his first full season. He followed this up with a successive promotion from the Championship to the Premier League for the first time since 2002.

McKenna was linked with the Manchester United job. However, his recent contract extension with Ipswich Town shows his loyalty. It also potentially cools off the possibility of replacing Roberto De Zerbi.

Michael Carrick — Odds 75/1

Michael Carrick recently signed a contract extension at Middleborough following his remarkable records with the team.

Carrick has the highest win percentage, 54.0, of any previous Boro manager, making him one of the best in the club’s history. His recent extension might have put an end to the possibility of becoming the next Brighton manager.

Henrik Rydstrom — Odds 100/1

Henrik Rydstrom’s name has popped up as the probable next Brighton manager as a result of his impressive job at Malmo. He joined Malmo in 2023 and has since led the Swedish club to a league title win, including Svenska Cupen win.

Rydstrom is a possession-obsessed manager who loves his team to keep the ball—a style synonymous with Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi. His Brighton FC next manager odds currently sit at 6/1, which suggests he might not be the clear favourite compared to others. However, with his possession-based style, he certainly fits the mould.

Simone Inzaghi — Odds 100/1

Simone Inzaghi’s Brighton’s next manager odds of 25/1 could all but confirm he’s staying at Inter Milan.

Inzaghi has enjoyed much success as Inter Milan's coach after guiding them to a Champions League final in the 2022/23 season. He recently won the Serie A with the Nerazzurri, proving further difficult for Brighton to price him out of Inter Milan.

Simone Inzaghi Coach

Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. — Next Permanent Manager Betting Odds

Brighton is currently in search of a new manager after Roberto De Zerbi’s departure. While we await who the chosen one is, one thing is certain—a lot is going to take place before Euro 2024

Several bookmakers have given their insights based on the next permanent Brighton manager betting & odds.

  • Fabian Hurzeler — 1/20
  • Graham Potter —  25/1
  • Steve Cooper — 25/1
  • Russell Martin — 25/1
  • Liam Rosenior — 33/1
  • Kieran McKenna — 75/1
  • Michael Carrick — 75/1
  • Henrik Rydstrom — 100/1
  • Simone Inzaghi — 100/1


With many top European clubs interested in Roberto De Zerbi as their head coach, fans and pundits have been speculating about who could be the next Brighton manager.

While several names have been linked to the role in the latest football news, including those discussed on best EPL betting sites and analysis platforms like MightyTips, no concrete move has been made by the club yet.

With Euro 2024 on the horizon, there’s a sense of urgency for Brighton to make the appointment sooner rather than later, ensuring stability and preparation for the upcoming season.

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Adam Bloszko

Adam Bloszko

My name's Adam, and I'm known as a 'football nerd' by most of my friends. That is one of the best things I have ever been called.