By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

De Zerbi announces Brighton departure amid Bayern links

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi has revealed that he's leaving the Premier League club amid speculation that he could replace Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich.

Roberto De Zerbi has announced that he's departing Brighton & Hove Albion this summer amid reports linking him with the job as Bayern Munich coach. 

The Italian coach is said to be one of the top candidates to replace Thomas Tuchel, and the announcement that he's leaving Brighton only adds to the speculation. 

“I am very sad to be leaving Brighton, but I am very proud of what my players and staff have achieved with the support of everyone at the club and our amazing fans in the past two historical seasons," said De Zerbi in a club statement. 

“We have agreed to end my time at Brighton so that the club and I can continue to work in the way that suits each of us best, following our own ideas and visions, as well as our work and human values.

“I have really enjoyed an intense and challenging two years working in the Premier League, not least competing in four major competitions this season. Leaving now provides me with time to take a break before deciding on my future plans.”

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