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Jonas Scheuermann set to be appointed assistant to Fabian Hurzeler at Brighton & Hove Albion

Jonas Scheuermann set to be appointed assistant to Fabian Hurzeler at Brighton & Hove Albion

New Brighton & Hove Albion manager Fabian Hurzeler is set to name Jonas Scheuermann as his number two for next season.

Hurzeler, 31, was officially unveiled as Roberto De Zerbi’s successor on Tuesday morning after signing a three-year contract until June 2027. He will become the youngest permanent manager to take charge of the Premier League when he takes charge of Brighton’s top-flight opener against Everton on August 17.

Hurzeler will be joined on the bench by Scheuermann, who is close to joining the club from Bundesliga side Augsburg.

Scheuermann, 38, has been an assistant coach at Augsburg since 2017, having previously worked as coach of German lower division side SV Waldeck-Obermenzing.

Current first-team coach Andrew Crofts and goalkeeping coach Jack Stern will remain at the south coast club as part of Hurzeler’s coaching staff.

They will be joined by Marco Knoop, who was goalkeeping coach at St. Pauli under Hurzeler during last season’s promotion-winning campaign.

The German is understood to be an integral part of implementing Hurzeler’s plan to play in defence. His official title has yet to be confirmed by the club.

Hurzeler said of Knoop in May: “Under him, our goalkeepers took a big step forward and thus created an important prerequisite for us to be able to successfully implement our football idea.”

Brighton are touring Japan as part of their 2024-25 pre-season fan tour and will face Kashima Antlers and Tokyo Verdy in friendlies at the end of July. They will also play Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on August 3.

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