Salvatore Monaco, Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton transfer specialist, is leaving with no replacement planned

BRIGHTON has taken a hit after boss Roberto De Zebri’s transfer specialist left the club.

The Italian replaced Graham Potter in September and now has the club in contention for European qualification.

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has lost his trusted transfer specialist


Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has lost his trusted transfer specialistCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Salvatore Monaco left the Seagulls after the January window


Salvatore Monaco left the Seagulls after the January windowPhoto credit: Paul Hazlewood, Brighton & Hove Albion FC

The 43-year-old, who received a red card in Saturday’s defeat by Tottenham, has guided the Seagulls to seventh in the Premier League ahead of the run-in.

Much of Brighton’s success can be attributed to their shrewd recruitment in recent years.

And de Zerbi relocated after his arrival to reinforce this department by bringing in his own specialist.

That man was his Italian compatriot Salvatore Monaco, boarding shortly after his compatriot.

He was employed as an assistant to then recruiting chief Paul Winstanley.

Monaco had previously filled a similar role for De Zerbi with both Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk.

But a new report from The Athletic says that “no sooner had Monaco arrived than it became clear he wasn’t well suited for the role”.

They claim his “skill and style have proved less effective in Brighton’s unique setup”.


Now they claim Monaco actually left Brighton when the winter market closed.

And the “decision was made between all parties and approved by De Zerbi himself”.

Meanwhile, Winstanley Potter, who has now been axed, followed to Chelsea in November.

He was replaced by assistant Sam Jewell and no replacement is reportedly being fielded for Monaco.


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