Brighton are the envy of quite a few clubs due to their recent recruitment record.
Despite operating on a lower budget than many of their Premier League rivals, they have continued to bring in high quality players for knockdown fees in recent seasons. Not only that, but they also have tendency to sell those same players on for huge sums before replacing them with new talents.
As it turns out, that recruitment is not just limited to the field of play. They have done the same with managers, with Graham Potter being plucked from relative obscurity before establishing himself as one of the most highly rated players in the division.
They look to have repeated that trick with Roberto De Zerbi.
The team have only gone from strength to strength since Potter's departure to Chelsea, with the Italian continuing to pick up excellent results while playing an attractive brand of football.
As a result, it won't be a surprise to learn that other clubs are reportedly eyeing a move for him this summer.
Roberto De Zerbi linked with a number of top clubs
Mail Sport are reporting that Spurs, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Roma are all considering a move for Roberto De Zerbi at the end of the season.
Spurs could on the hunt for a new manager in the months ahead, with the relationship between Antonio Conte and the club becoming equally fractious. Juventus are also thinking of parting ways with Maxi Allegri and have considered the 43-year old, with both Milan clubs also thought to the be interested. Roma are another option if Jose Mourinho decides to leave.
De Zerbi spent most of his coaching career in Italian football, coaching the likes of Bennevento, Palmero, and Sassuolo. It was at the latter that he gained prominence, moving to Shakhtar Donetsk before eventually moving to England.
However, any deal to get him out of Brighton would be an expensive one. It is believed that the Italian has a release clause of £11.5million in his contract, a mark that well outweighs the usual compensation fee associated with managerial switches.
It will be interesting to see if Brighton can hang onto him in the months ahead, with the club certainly trending in the right direction.