Former Premier star or the voice of managerial experience - which should Albion go for?

Former Premier star or the voice of managerial experience - which should Albion go for?

Ex-Liverpool hero Sami Hyypia

Frederic Hantz during his stint at Le Havre (pic Emmanuel Lelaidier)

First published in Sport

Albion have spoken to experienced French manager Frederic Hantz about their vacant manager’s job.

They have also been strongly linked with former Liverpool manager Sami Hyypia, who had two years in charge at Bayer Leverkusen.

So which way do they go? The big-name player well known in this country who had an illustrious playing career followed by a brief but high-profile managerial stint?

Or the lesser known gaffer who has paid his dues in lower divisions and taken two teams to the top flight on restricted budgets?

Do they go for the international football figure or the man who has never worked outside his native France?

Or, as Tony Bloom and Paul Barber keep their cards close to their chests, do you hope there is another option out there who could yet emerge?

We’d love to know your thoughts.

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10:07am Thu 5 Jun 14

olebut says...

Mr Ranieri would suit us fine I think
Mr Ranieri would suit us fine I think olebut
  • Score: -3

10:12am Thu 5 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

This article is worded in favour of SH methinks. FH may well be the unexpected I've been expecting. UTA
This article is worded in favour of SH methinks. FH may well be the unexpected I've been expecting. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 5

10:13am Thu 5 Jun 14

Aye Aye says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
This article is worded in favour of SH methinks. FH may well be the unexpected I've been expecting. UTA
Succinctly put JG with a thumbs-up from me.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: This article is worded in favour of SH methinks. FH may well be the unexpected I've been expecting. UTA[/p][/quote]Succinctly put JG with a thumbs-up from me. Aye Aye
  • Score: 4

10:16am Thu 5 Jun 14

JamieBHA_5 says...

Niether of them would have been my first choice but out of the two I would go with Hyypia who has played in this country with champions league experience. Hantz doesn't excite me as a possible manager, done well on a limited budget to keep his side mid table but is that what we want?
Niether of them would have been my first choice but out of the two I would go with Hyypia who has played in this country with champions league experience. Hantz doesn't excite me as a possible manager, done well on a limited budget to keep his side mid table but is that what we want? JamieBHA_5
  • Score: 2

10:17am Thu 5 Jun 14

MHubbs says...

Neither
Neither MHubbs
  • Score: 3

10:23am Thu 5 Jun 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Championship managerial experience all day long and there's enough of them available. Why we are even looking outside this is a worry. Of these latest two. Hyypia is the better choice if that's what we're left with. The other concern is that even if the new manager is a success, they will become disillusioned with the limited budget etc and simply walk away as we have seen the last couple of seasons. It all comes down to money and really we should have a lot more of it on offer than the board are allowing.
Championship managerial experience all day long and there's enough of them available. Why we are even looking outside this is a worry. Of these latest two. Hyypia is the better choice if that's what we're left with. The other concern is that even if the new manager is a success, they will become disillusioned with the limited budget etc and simply walk away as we have seen the last couple of seasons. It all comes down to money and really we should have a lot more of it on offer than the board are allowing. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -2

10:25am Thu 5 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning boys not got a favourite just would like a manger appointed this week, so I will let the board choose like there going too, get someone in so they can sort new players coming in,
Up the Albion!!!!
Morning boys not got a favourite just would like a manger appointed this week, so I will let the board choose like there going too, get someone in so they can sort new players coming in, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 9

10:42am Thu 5 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................
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these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................ . albionfan33
  • Score: 9

10:43am Thu 5 Jun 14

pte says...

FH has done well on a limited budget but so has Russell Slade- give it to Russell Slade.

Obviously the guy that gets it will be the one prepared to work for £6.35 an hour
FH has done well on a limited budget but so has Russell Slade- give it to Russell Slade. Obviously the guy that gets it will be the one prepared to work for £6.35 an hour pte
  • Score: 4

10:43am Thu 5 Jun 14

farside says...

JamieBHA_5 wrote:
Niether of them would have been my first choice but out of the two I would go with Hyypia who has played in this country with champions league experience. Hantz doesn't excite me as a possible manager, done well on a limited budget to keep his side mid table but is that what we want?
No - he did well to get PROMOTED TWICE on a limited budget and then then to "do a Palace" and achieve steady mid table in the top flight.

That said, my main priority is competitive AND enjoyable football and I know little of eithers' preferred playing style. For sure TB will make what he believes is right based on detailed knowledge and after determining who can wotk best with the backroom in place.

Wont be long now.
[quote][p][bold]JamieBHA_5[/bold] wrote: Niether of them would have been my first choice but out of the two I would go with Hyypia who has played in this country with champions league experience. Hantz doesn't excite me as a possible manager, done well on a limited budget to keep his side mid table but is that what we want?[/p][/quote]No - he did well to get PROMOTED TWICE on a limited budget and then then to "do a Palace" and achieve steady mid table in the top flight. That said, my main priority is competitive AND enjoyable football and I know little of eithers' preferred playing style. For sure TB will make what he believes is right based on detailed knowledge and after determining who can wotk best with the backroom in place. Wont be long now. farside
  • Score: 9

10:51am Thu 5 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

that barrel we're scraping is getting bigger all the time !!
that barrel we're scraping is getting bigger all the time !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -11

10:52am Thu 5 Jun 14

Eddy B says...

No idea between these two really but my gut would be the french guy. Then maybe we could abandon the spanish adventure and go the Arsenal way? Must admit have my reservations about these overseas appointments and do wonder if an experienced championship manager might be the ticket this time. Whatever we need to get some players in quick - I really liked the comment on the other article by someone saying the southampton pre season friendly is going to be a 5 a side.!
No idea between these two really but my gut would be the french guy. Then maybe we could abandon the spanish adventure and go the Arsenal way? Must admit have my reservations about these overseas appointments and do wonder if an experienced championship manager might be the ticket this time. Whatever we need to get some players in quick - I really liked the comment on the other article by someone saying the southampton pre season friendly is going to be a 5 a side.! Eddy B
  • Score: 14

11:09am Thu 5 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

albionfan33 wrote:
these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................

.
Well said especially the bit about the moaners, your find there never change,
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................ .[/p][/quote]Well said especially the bit about the moaners, your find there never change, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

11:11am Thu 5 Jun 14

brightonfan34 says...

neither of them for me want a british manager who has expeirence of working in the championship and premiership and working with a tight budget
neither of them for me want a british manager who has expeirence of working in the championship and premiership and working with a tight budget brightonfan34
  • Score: -2

11:19am Thu 5 Jun 14

fairweathersupporter says...

Finnish rocker as opposed to Gallic shocker.
For once this is based on my national bias, as both seem to tick different but an equal amount of boxes; if you actually read up on them.
Remember Agincourt and all that...
ringtones Law of improbable and un informed dynamics, dictates that it will be neither of them and we've missed someone... Just not Hughton. He has always seemed like a nice bloke but completely uninspiring. As for someone who can get us up (proven track record and all that); i would prefer someone who is going to take it on as a project (Ala Gus). The team needs rebuilding (like when Gus first arrived). A caretaker, short term, love ya and leave ya, is not what is required in my humble, however experienced. So a hungry young manager is probably better.
As for some of the figures being thrown around on here regarding war chests and income; fantasy football springs to mind. The money saved in transfer fees has been mainly swallowed by wages and other outgoings, simple as. I have no doubt (okay, I hope...) there is a reasonable kitty for this (next) season with fees received and players moving on but adding last seasons budget, which we apparently didn't spend (see wages comment), to a similar figure plus received transfer fees is not the two plus two many would have us believe. I would suggest that even if you strongly disagree with me, that without either access to the financial records of the club and the abilities of a half decent accountant, it is best summed up by the following equation: 2+2= 5 + FFP x income of 25k crowds - Wages, running costs and new training facilities = Whatever Bloom says it is. If of course his math is not appreciated or does not produce the required/desired result, then crowds will drop off and he his asset will decrease in value as a going concern. I do agree that the team requires some investment, however two seasons pushing for the playoffs is not bad considering the various opinions posted on here about the individuals charged with achieving it.
On a final note, i am surprised the AMEX is so watertight, professional or paranoid? maybe a bit of both. The wait however appears to be nearly over.
Finnish rocker as opposed to Gallic shocker. For once this is based on my national bias, as both seem to tick different but an equal amount of boxes; if you actually read up on them. Remember Agincourt and all that... ringtones Law of improbable and un informed dynamics, dictates that it will be neither of them and we've missed someone... Just not Hughton. He has always seemed like a nice bloke but completely uninspiring. As for someone who can get us up (proven track record and all that); i would prefer someone who is going to take it on as a project (Ala Gus). The team needs rebuilding (like when Gus first arrived). A caretaker, short term, love ya and leave ya, is not what is required in my humble, however experienced. So a hungry young manager is probably better. As for some of the figures being thrown around on here regarding war chests and income; fantasy football springs to mind. The money saved in transfer fees has been mainly swallowed by wages and other outgoings, simple as. I have no doubt (okay, I hope...) there is a reasonable kitty for this (next) season with fees received and players moving on but adding last seasons budget, which we apparently didn't spend (see wages comment), to a similar figure plus received transfer fees is not the two plus two many would have us believe. I would suggest that even if you strongly disagree with me, that without either access to the financial records of the club and the abilities of a half decent accountant, it is best summed up by the following equation: 2+2= 5 + FFP x income of 25k crowds - Wages, running costs and new training facilities = Whatever Bloom says it is. If of course his math is not appreciated or does not produce the required/desired result, then crowds will drop off and he his asset will decrease in value as a going concern. I do agree that the team requires some investment, however two seasons pushing for the playoffs is not bad considering the various opinions posted on here about the individuals charged with achieving it. On a final note, i am surprised the AMEX is so watertight, professional or paranoid? maybe a bit of both. The wait however appears to be nearly over. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 6

11:21am Thu 5 Jun 14

pte says...

When was the last time a non British manager took a team up to the Prem? Don't think it's ever happened
When was the last time a non British manager took a team up to the Prem? Don't think it's ever happened pte
  • Score: -10

11:25am Thu 5 Jun 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.
Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -8

11:33am Thu 5 Jun 14

ants4t says...

pte wrote:
When was the last time a non British manager took a team up to the Prem? Don't think it's ever happened
Di Matteo took WBA up
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: When was the last time a non British manager took a team up to the Prem? Don't think it's ever happened[/p][/quote]Di Matteo took WBA up ants4t
  • Score: 12

11:45am Thu 5 Jun 14

Frankie Moonshine says...

"former Liverpool manager Sami Hyypia"

Sorry, I must have missed that managerial appointment. Was that before or after Kenny Dalglish?
"former Liverpool manager Sami Hyypia" Sorry, I must have missed that managerial appointment. Was that before or after Kenny Dalglish? Frankie Moonshine
  • Score: 6

12:41pm Thu 5 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Magath
Riga
Solskjaer
Peeters
Karanka
Rosler
B&HA ?
Leeds ?
When the Championship kicks off in the new season at least a quarter of teams will have a Continental Manager in charge, and depending on who B&HA and Leeds appoint, it cold be as high as a third. They have varying levels of experience in English football, and there will be a wide variation of resources that they will be given to work with.
It will be interesting to see how they perform compared to their British counterparts.
Magath Riga Solskjaer Peeters Karanka Rosler B&HA ? Leeds ? When the Championship kicks off in the new season at least a quarter of teams will have a Continental Manager in charge, and depending on who B&HA and Leeds appoint, it cold be as high as a third. They have varying levels of experience in English football, and there will be a wide variation of resources that they will be given to work with. It will be interesting to see how they perform compared to their British counterparts. gordongull
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Thu 5 Jun 14

fratsomrover says...

Dont care who it is as long as it's someone inspirational with drive and ambition who can get the players he has at his disposal to play out of their skin week after week.
Also not sure why a "foreign" body is preferred to an English National.
Surely Manager of the year last season had to be Sean Dyche winning promotion with his meagre budget and a set of journeymen pros.
A Steve Clarke or Phil Nevill would be great. With their experience and contacts I'm sure they could attract a fair number of good players.
Dont care who it is as long as it's someone inspirational with drive and ambition who can get the players he has at his disposal to play out of their skin week after week. Also not sure why a "foreign" body is preferred to an English National. Surely Manager of the year last season had to be Sean Dyche winning promotion with his meagre budget and a set of journeymen pros. A Steve Clarke or Phil Nevill would be great. With their experience and contacts I'm sure they could attract a fair number of good players. fratsomrover
  • Score: 3

1:44pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ballantrrae says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.
It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1.
The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last.
One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France.
My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool.
The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible.
The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process.
I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it !
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.[/p][/quote]It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1. The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last. One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France. My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool. The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible. The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process. I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it ! ballantrrae
  • Score: 8

2:19pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Aye Aye says...

pte wrote:
When was the last time a non British manager took a team up to the Prem? Don't think it's ever happened
That has a touch of "what did the Romans ever do for us?" about it!
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: When was the last time a non British manager took a team up to the Prem? Don't think it's ever happened[/p][/quote]That has a touch of "what did the Romans ever do for us?" about it! Aye Aye
  • Score: 5

2:56pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Grummitt says...

Got to say neither of them set the pulse racing. However in a straight choice between the two I would plump for Hyypia purely inthe hope that he may still have contacts at Anfield and may be able to get a couple of their young rising stars down on a season loan.
Got to say neither of them set the pulse racing. However in a straight choice between the two I would plump for Hyypia purely inthe hope that he may still have contacts at Anfield and may be able to get a couple of their young rising stars down on a season loan. Grummitt
  • Score: 9

3:39pm Thu 5 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Grummitt wrote:
Got to say neither of them set the pulse racing. However in a straight choice between the two I would plump for Hyypia purely inthe hope that he may still have contacts at Anfield and may be able to get a couple of their young rising stars down on a season loan.
agreed, and he has some contacts in Germany.
[quote][p][bold]Grummitt[/bold] wrote: Got to say neither of them set the pulse racing. However in a straight choice between the two I would plump for Hyypia purely inthe hope that he may still have contacts at Anfield and may be able to get a couple of their young rising stars down on a season loan.[/p][/quote]agreed, and he has some contacts in Germany. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

5:47pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Poyet, Garcia, Hantz and Hyppia, not an Englishman amongst them but isn't the Brighton board aware that the 3 promoted clubs ALL had English managers and of the 3 clubs relegated from the EPL two had foreign managers. All the time top clubs look overseas for managers (many of whom have little or no management experience) and expect instant results by buying cheap foreign players the England team will struggle as local talent gets ignored. p.s. I'm not being xenophobic about this as my own team, Everton, are doing extremely well with Roberto Martinez, a Spaniard, at the helm but they are supplying 3 players to the England squad
Poyet, Garcia, Hantz and Hyppia, not an Englishman amongst them but isn't the Brighton board aware that the 3 promoted clubs ALL had English managers and of the 3 clubs relegated from the EPL two had foreign managers. All the time top clubs look overseas for managers (many of whom have little or no management experience) and expect instant results by buying cheap foreign players the England team will struggle as local talent gets ignored. p.s. I'm not being xenophobic about this as my own team, Everton, are doing extremely well with Roberto Martinez, a Spaniard, at the helm but they are supplying 3 players to the England squad Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 2

7:06pm Thu 5 Jun 14

London Dave says...

It's vitally important that we secure the services of a non-English manager with absolutely no experience of managing in the Premier League or Championship, nor who has any track record whatsoever of getting teams promoted through the English Leagues. Come on, are we serious?!?!

Then again, maybe we'll be securing the services of the next Arsene Wenger!

Not that that will help us develop ay local talent over the next decade...
It's vitally important that we secure the services of a non-English manager with absolutely no experience of managing in the Premier League or Championship, nor who has any track record whatsoever of getting teams promoted through the English Leagues. Come on, are we serious?!?! Then again, maybe we'll be securing the services of the next Arsene Wenger! Not that that will help us develop ay local talent over the next decade... London Dave
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

OldGull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................


.
Well said especially the bit about the moaners, your find there never change,
Up the Albion!!!!
Yes
Go back 20 years, we could have brought in an unknown frenchman who had been managing in Japan.
Can you imagine what many on here would have said about employing this unknown man named Arsene?

TB will get it right and the new man will have the budget to bring in 10 new players
Viva Les mouettes
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................ .[/p][/quote]Well said especially the bit about the moaners, your find there never change, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Yes Go back 20 years, we could have brought in an unknown frenchman who had been managing in Japan. Can you imagine what many on here would have said about employing this unknown man named Arsene? TB will get it right and the new man will have the budget to bring in 10 new players Viva Les mouettes OldGull
  • Score: 4

9:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

gordongull says...

OldGull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................



.
Well said especially the bit about the moaners, your find there never change,
Up the Albion!!!!
Yes
Go back 20 years, we could have brought in an unknown frenchman who had been managing in Japan.
Can you imagine what many on here would have said about employing this unknown man named Arsene?

TB will get it right and the new man will have the budget to bring in 10 new players
Viva Les mouettes
We could also have brought Charles Aznavour in 20 years ago, but he might not have worked out as well.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: these two seem a fair shout. i'm not exactly sure who some of you think we should be having as our next manager? unless fergie or someone of that ilk comes the moaners will always moan. its not like we are an established prem team................ .[/p][/quote]Well said especially the bit about the moaners, your find there never change, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Yes Go back 20 years, we could have brought in an unknown frenchman who had been managing in Japan. Can you imagine what many on here would have said about employing this unknown man named Arsene? TB will get it right and the new man will have the budget to bring in 10 new players Viva Les mouettes[/p][/quote]We could also have brought Charles Aznavour in 20 years ago, but he might not have worked out as well. gordongull
  • Score: 0

11:29pm Thu 5 Jun 14

spank78 says...

ballantrrae wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.
It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1.
The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last.
One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France.
My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool.
The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible.
The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process.
I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it !
Oh my God, do you know the phrase 'less is more'?.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.[/p][/quote]It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1. The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last. One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France. My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool. The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible. The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process. I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it ![/p][/quote]Oh my God, do you know the phrase 'less is more'?. spank78
  • Score: -4

5:16am Fri 6 Jun 14

mickage says...

Whichever of these two prospective candidates becomes the manager they will need to know if B&HAFC board of directors are serious ...are they going to provide the funds necessary to buy the players for success...?
Or are B&HAFC board of directors going to string the supporters along again for another couple of years with a couple of near misses..?
That's my prediction..they don't want to go up, just keep raking in the money from capacity crowds every week in the Championship..
Whichever of these two prospective candidates becomes the manager they will need to know if B&HAFC board of directors are serious ...are they going to provide the funds necessary to buy the players for success...? Or are B&HAFC board of directors going to string the supporters along again for another couple of years with a couple of near misses..? That's my prediction..they don't want to go up, just keep raking in the money from capacity crowds every week in the Championship.. mickage
  • Score: -2

8:26am Fri 6 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Yes how dare they only reach the playoffs for the 2nd successive season
and only reaching their 9th highest ever league position.

After years in the wilderness we have had 3 seasons in the top half of the championship.
Oh how I love all the negativity on this site
Yes how dare they only reach the playoffs for the 2nd successive season and only reaching their 9th highest ever league position. After years in the wilderness we have had 3 seasons in the top half of the championship. Oh how I love all the negativity on this site OldGull
  • Score: 3

10:06am Fri 6 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

olebut wrote:
Mr Ranieri would suit us fine I think
Yes but we wouldn't suit him! He's managed at top clubs and while I think this club is going places we may not go that far and certainly not yet!!!
[quote][p][bold]olebut[/bold] wrote: Mr Ranieri would suit us fine I think[/p][/quote]Yes but we wouldn't suit him! He's managed at top clubs and while I think this club is going places we may not go that far and certainly not yet!!! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:30am Fri 6 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

gordongull wrote:
Magath
Riga
Solskjaer
Peeters
Karanka
Rosler
B&HA ?
Leeds ?
When the Championship kicks off in the new season at least a quarter of teams will have a Continental Manager in charge, and depending on who B&HA and Leeds appoint, it cold be as high as a third. They have varying levels of experience in English football, and there will be a wide variation of resources that they will be given to work with.
It will be interesting to see how they perform compared to their British counterparts.
Very good point. It's probably a historical high proportion for this division and The Football league in general (including the era when the top flight was FL too). Interesting.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Magath Riga Solskjaer Peeters Karanka Rosler B&HA ? Leeds ? When the Championship kicks off in the new season at least a quarter of teams will have a Continental Manager in charge, and depending on who B&HA and Leeds appoint, it cold be as high as a third. They have varying levels of experience in English football, and there will be a wide variation of resources that they will be given to work with. It will be interesting to see how they perform compared to their British counterparts.[/p][/quote]Very good point. It's probably a historical high proportion for this division and The Football league in general (including the era when the top flight was FL too). Interesting. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

10:34am Fri 6 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

ballantrrae wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.
It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1.
The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last.
One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France.
My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool.
The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible.
The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process.
I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it !
Very well said, B. Couldn't agree more.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.[/p][/quote]It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1. The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last. One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France. My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool. The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible. The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process. I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it ![/p][/quote]Very well said, B. Couldn't agree more. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:40am Fri 6 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

spank78 wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.
It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1.
The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last.
One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France.
My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool.
The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible.
The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process.
I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it !
Oh my God, do you know the phrase 'less is more'?.
Not in your case. What was the point of that post?!

....or indeed this one!!!
[quote][p][bold]spank78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Don't want either of them.. Chris Hughton knows this league - and how to get up out of it.[/p][/quote]It looks (which can be deceiving) odds on that our next Manager's name will begin with 'H' - Hantz, Hughton or Hyypia with a 'C' (Clarke) at 4-1. The Argus appears to be aware of which candidates have been called in for second interviews ie the Finn and the Frenchman, so some info is seeping out from the Amex at last. One thing I think we (fans) need to bear in mind is that interviewing is very much a two-way process ie the club is being interviewed as much as the prospective candidates are. So it is possible that the only two contenders left are actually Hantz and Hyypia. In that context I find it interesting that the Argus reported on another thread how impressed Hantz was with BHA's scouting activities across Europe for a Manager and also their knowledge of his achievements in France. My preference is mainly driven by two factors. Firstly, I would favour the person who knows English football best.. This means they will have better contacts in the UK making them less reliant on David Burke whose effectiveness I still have doubts about. Secondly, I would go for the candidate who has the better command of English so reducing the chance of communication problems as with Oscar. In other words if the choice is just between Hantz and Hyypia I would vote for the latter. However my decision would also be influenced by the candidates choice of support staff. In that regard I feel that Hyypia is the more likely to include a Brit in his team (which could be a key point) because of his 10 years with Liverpool. The position offers a major challenge to the successful candidate with extensive squad restructuring needed and high (fan) expectations to be met so whoever is appointed wants as few additional problems to face as possible. The Albion needs a period of stability after Oscar's sudden departure which I am sure TB will also factor into his decision making process. I am thankful that what will be an important and difficult decision is TB's and look forward to hearing the end result. Unfortunately I think it will be another few days (Monday ?) before any announcement is made. Come on TB, go for it ![/p][/quote]Oh my God, do you know the phrase 'less is more'?.[/p][/quote]Not in your case. What was the point of that post?! ....or indeed this one!!! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:07pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Peteinblack says...

The oracle that is NSC is reporting that Hyypia has definitely been offered the job!

http://www.northstan
dchat.com/showthread
.php?302955-Hyypia-H
as-Accepted-The-Brig
hton-Job/page2
The oracle that is NSC is reporting that Hyypia has definitely been offered the job! http://www.northstan dchat.com/showthread .php?302955-Hyypia-H as-Accepted-The-Brig hton-Job/page2 Peteinblack
  • Score: 1

2:08pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Peteinblack says...

Peteinblack wrote:
The oracle that is NSC is reporting that Hyypia has definitely been offered the job!

http://www.northstan

dchat.com/showthread

.php?302955-Hyypia-H

as-Accepted-The-Brig

hton-Job/page2
...and accepted!
[quote][p][bold]Peteinblack[/bold] wrote: The oracle that is NSC is reporting that Hyypia has definitely been offered the job! http://www.northstan dchat.com/showthread .php?302955-Hyypia-H as-Accepted-The-Brig hton-Job/page2[/p][/quote]...and accepted! Peteinblack
  • Score: 1

5:40pm Fri 6 Jun 14

tinker111 says...

JamieBHA_5 wrote:
Niether of them would have been my first choice but out of the two I would go with Hyypia who has played in this country with champions league experience. Hantz doesn't excite me as a possible manager, done well on a limited budget to keep his side mid table but is that what we want?
BOTH not my choice but they in the frame cos they will work with cheep end of market players under current set up will never change till Barber & Burke go out the door and don't hold breath waiting for that to happen.
[quote][p][bold]JamieBHA_5[/bold] wrote: Niether of them would have been my first choice but out of the two I would go with Hyypia who has played in this country with champions league experience. Hantz doesn't excite me as a possible manager, done well on a limited budget to keep his side mid table but is that what we want?[/p][/quote]BOTH not my choice but they in the frame cos they will work with cheep end of market players under current set up will never change till Barber & Burke go out the door and don't hold breath waiting for that to happen. tinker111
  • Score: 0

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