Chelsea linked Italian admits he wants Premier League move

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CHELSEA linked Roberto De Zerbi says he hopes to return to Premier League management one day following his departure from Brighton.

The Italian, who this season led the Seagulls to the last 16 of the Europa League during the club’s maiden continental campaign, has been linked to several high-profile jobs

“We didn’t find the right agreement to move on and stay together, but nothing changes for me,” De Zerbi said when explaining his reasons for leaving.

“I know very well what I want in my life, what I want from football. Football is my life and I can’t change my passion, my target, my style of life.

“I have to be thankful to Tony Bloom, Paul Barber and the whole club because they gave me an opportunity to work in the Premier League, which is the best league in the world.

“This group of players has been the best in my career in terms of relationships. They gave me the chance to discover Brighton and I have an incredible connection with the city. I love this city and I’ve got a great connection with the fans too.

“I know my DNA, I know my level of my passion, I know what I need to feel good in life and to feel good in my work. There isn’t another club right now. I haven’t had any offers. You can choose if you believe me or not but it’s like this.”

Asked if he would like to manage in the Premier League again, De Zerbi replied: “I hope my story in the Premier League is not over. I hope to work in the Premier League again, but I don’t know when or where.

“It’s been an honour working in the Premier League. The stadiums are incredible and the atmospheres are unique.

“I hope to find a solution before the season starts but at the moment there isn’t any team.”

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