EPL’s youngest manager emerges…’younger than Son Heung-min’ takes the helm at 31

The youngest manager in the English Premier League will take charge of Brighton & Hove Albion next season.

Brighton announced on Friday (June 15) that they have appointed German coach Fabian Hürzler. His contract runs until June 2027.

The 31-year-old, born in February 1993, succeeds Roberto De Zerbi, who leaves the club at the end of the 2023-24 season.

According to the Premier League, he became the youngest manager in Premier League history when he was appointed as Brighton’s manager at 31 years and 110 days old. On August 17, when the 2024-25 season kicks off, he will be 31 years and 180 days old. The previous record holder was Chris Coleman, who was appointed to Fulham in 2003 at 32 years and 313 days and took charge of his first game at 33 years and 67 days.

The current Premier League was launched in August 1992, making him the first Premier League manager to be born after that date.

There are currently six players at Brighton who are ‘older’ than Wenger, including 38-year-old midfielder James Milner. Only Son Heung-min (Tottenham), born in 1992, is older.

Born in Houston, USA, to a Swiss father and German mother, Hürzler grew up in Germany from the age of two.

He joined Bayern Munich’s youth team in 2004, but failed to make his first-team debut. He then spent most of his career in reserve or semi-professional leagues, and in 2016 he 토토 began to combine his playing and coaching career.

It wasn’t until he transitioned into coaching that Hürzeler really started to shine. Recognized for his talent, he served as head coach of the German age-group national team in his 20s before becoming head coach of FC St. Pauli in 2020 and then head coach in 2022. He won the Bundesliga 2 title in 2023-24, leading St. Pauli to promotion to the Bundesliga after 13 years, and became the first German coach to succeed Julian Nagelsmann.

Brighton parted ways with manager Roberto De Zerbi at the end of last season. De Zerbi arrived at Brighton in 2022 and led the Seagulls to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season with the club, playing a fiery brand of attacking 토토사이트 추천 football. However, the Seagulls fell short last season, finishing in 11th place, and he decided to part ways with the club. He is now the favorite to take over at French side Olympique Marseille.

“Hürzler has been an outstanding candidate since the beginning of our search for a new manager and his work at St. Pauli has attracted our attention,” said Brighton chairman Tony Bloom. “He has a style of play that fits with what we are looking for.” “I am delighted to join Brighton, with its unique history and bold vision for the future,” said Hürzler.

“Brighton has a unique history and a bold vision for the future, and I’m very excited to be part of it,” said Hirzeler. “The club has made incredible progress over the past few seasons, and my goal is to continue to build on that success.”


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