Club legend Brian Horton today described the Albion job as one of the most attractive around – as the wait for a new manager continued.

Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke is the latest bookies’ favourite to replace Oscar Garcia, who resigned almost three weeks ago.

Albion spoke to candidates last week and former Seagulls skipper and manager Horton reckons the chosen man will have a great job – and strong backing.

Horton told The Argus: “I wish I was young enough to be considered!

“If I had the pick of jobs around now that would be my first choice because I know them and know what a fantastic football club it is.

“With the stadium, the backing you get from the Bloom family and support from the fans down there, it is a very attractive proposition.”

The new man will be Albion’s third manager in little more than year but Horton said that should not worry contenders.

The current assistant boss at Doncaster added: “I’m really surprised about that because of the backing you get from the Bloom family and the fans.

“It would be great to see someone replace me as the last man to captain Brighton into the top flight.

“That was one of my most fantastic times in football.”

Clarke, who has coaching experience at Liverpool and Chelsea, could see a drop to the Championship as a chance to relaunch a managerial career which initially looked set for big things at the Hawthorns.

Meanwhile Oscar has been speculatively linked with vacant managerial posts at Southampton and Celtic.