Transfer market: Contract till 2027: St. Pauli's Hürzeler strikes to Brighton | EUROtoday

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FC St. Pauli should search for a brand new coach after being promoted to the Bundesliga. Fabian Hürzeler is leaving the native membership with quick impact and, at simply 31 years previous, will turn out to be the brand new head coach within the English Premier League at Brighton & Hove Albion. This was introduced by the English Premier League membership and the Hamburg crew. Hürzeler signed a contract with the membership of nationwide participant Pascal Groß till summer time 2027. He is to be formally introduced at a press convention on July 2nd.

“It was a pleasure for me to be able to accompany this special club on its journey. The move to the Premier League is a dream come true for me, but I will always carry St. Pauli and the unforgettable moments we shared, especially the promotion to the 1. Bundesliga, in my heart,” stated Hürzeler within the FC St. Pauli assertion. A choice on the successor has not but been made.

Hürzeler is now the youngest head coach in Premier League historical past. Only Ryan Mason was youthful in 2021 as interim coach at Tottenham Hotspur. Hürzeler will succeed the resigned Roberto De Zerbi, whom he as soon as described as a job mannequin. The then Pauli coach was in England in January and watched a Brighton recreation.

Brighton appears ahead to teach Hürzeler

“Away from the pressures of the regular season, we have taken our time to get this appointment right and are delighted to have agreed terms with Fabian as our new head coach. He has already shown in a relatively short time as head coach that he is one of the most innovative coaches in football and we look forward to preparing for next season,” stated Brighton's managing director Paul Barber.

At FC St. Pauli, Hürzeler was promoted from assistant to go coach in December 2022, succeeding Timo Schultz. He led the membership, which was then threatened with relegation, out of the hazard zone with ten consecutive wins and completed the season in fifth place. In the previous season, Hürzeler then pulled off the massive coup and was promoted to the Bundesliga with the Hamburg crew as second division champions.

In March, the 31-year-old additionally prolonged his contract, which was on account of expire on the finish of the season. The contract didn’t comprise an exit clause. There was no official details about the time period, however in accordance with the “Hamburger Abendblatt” the contract was speculated to run till 2026. However, hypothesis about his future continued even after he signed the contract with the promoted crew.

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