Albion fans have been told to forget about Remi Garde becoming their club’s new manager.
The former Lyon boss was speculatively linked with the post as the Seagulls hunt a successor for Oscar Garcia.
Chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber continue to talk to candidates on what they term a high-calibre shortlist.
Long-time bookies’ favourite Tim Sherwood is believed to be among those who have been approached by Albion.
But The Argus have been told there is no way Garde will go back on plans to take a year off.
Darren Tulett, the Albion fan who presents football coverage for TV channel beINSPORTS in Paris, works closely with Garde, above.
He is adamant the former Arsenal midfielder who is currently on a family holiday, will not head to the Amex.
Tulett, who comes from Shoreham, said: “I spoke to Remi last week when he was on the show and there is no way he will be managing a team next season.
“He has quit Lyon after three stressful years.
“They are moving to a new stadium and have had to tighten their budget.
“He has done a really good job there and he will be an attractive proposition for a lot of clubs.
“He loves English football and has done ever since his time at Arsenal.
“He has developed a taste for management but not at the expense of his family life.
“Remi is a very strong-minded guy and he will take his year and come back refreshed.”