Roberto De Zerbi led the humble Sassuolo to the Serie A premier league.
De Zerbi has been appointed Albion’s head coach on a four-year deal.
Albion are fourth in the Premier League after finishing in the top half last season.
Sassuolo was a similar goalscorer among the big donors, finishing eighth twice when De Zerbi was in charge.
Technical Director David Weir said: “Roberto has demonstrated his undoubted skills working in Italy and Ukraine and what he has achieved in Sassuolo is certainly outstanding.
“In his brief stint at Shakhtar he enjoyed further successes, leading the club to cup success and topping the Ukrainian league before the war ended his time there abruptly.
“We are delighted to welcome Roberto and we look forward to adding him to our squad and providing him with all the support he needs to implement his coaching philosophy and help the players continue their brilliant start to the season.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/22303614.roberto-de-zerbis-work-sassuolo-stands-brighton/?ref=rss Roberto De Zerbi’s work in Sassuolo contrasts with Brighton