Brighton announce appointment of youngest ever Premier League manager

Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed the appointment of Fabian Hürzeler as their new manager.

The 31-year-old was most recently in charge of German side FC St. Pauli, who were promoted to the Bundesliga at the end of the 2023/24 season under his tutelage.

Former Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi left the Seagulls at the end of last season after two years in charge at the American Express Stadium.

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In an official announcement made by the club, Hürzeler said he is ‘absolutely thrilled to be the new head coach of Brighton & Hove Albion’.

“After speaking to Tony Bloom, Paul Barber, and David Weir it was clear they are highly ambitious. Brighton have a unique history and a bold vision for the future so I am truly excited to be part of the project.

“I am relishing the opportunity to coach in the Premier League, and I can’t wait to meet the players, staff and, of course, the fans,” he said.

The appointment sees Hürzeler become the youngest ever permanent Premier League manager.