4. Roberto De Zerbi
If Roberto De Zerbi were in university, he’d be the most popular man on campus. Thanks to the sublime job he’s done at Brighton since replacing Potter, his stock has ascended to meteoric heights.
De Zerbi has led Brighton to the Europa League for the first time in the club’s history. He is only 43 years old and plays an invigoration, exciting, and unique style of football that Spurs supporters would adore.
However, De Zerbi isn’t going anywhere, at least right now. While Tottenham wasn’t named, he has publicly addressed recent rumours of his possible exodus, saying he has no intention of leaving Brighton in the short term.
A place in Europe will likely keep him at Brighton for at least another season. While the Tottenham job is an intriguing project despite their current malaise, the club’s absence from Europe makes De Zerbi’s decision to stay at the Seagulls all the easier.