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Hyypia: It's all about the future

The Argus: Sami Hyypia experienced some testing times at Bayer Leverkusen. Pic by Andreas Pohl/Bild Zeitung Sami Hyypia experienced some testing times at Bayer Leverkusen. Pic by Andreas Pohl/Bild Zeitung

Sami Hyypia says his illustrious playing career at Liverpool counts for little now he is Albion’s manager.

The towering Finn has consigned a trophy-filled decade at Anfield to history as he sets about the task of moulding the Seagulls into Championship promotion contenders for the third season running.

Hyypia won the Champions League, FA Cup twice, League Cup twice and UEFA Cup at Liverpool from 1999 to 2009 and captained the Merseyside giants before Steven Gerrard.

He said: “Of course, I try to bring my experiences to the players. That might sometimes help but that’s in the past.

“Looking at the past is not wise and I think we have to look forward and look at what we will do next week or the week after.

“I hope all the players have heard about me one day and know a little bit about what I’ve done as a player but that does not matter.

“All that matters is what I do as a manager and that’s what counts. Hopefully I can bring some good things to the team and individual players.”

Hyypia has no regrets after leaving Liverpool about the five years he spent at Bayer Leverkusen as a player, coach and then manager, which ended with the sack in April following a bad run of results.

He said: “When I was still a player other people were convinced I would be a good manager and pushed me in this direction. I’m very happy to have gone down this road, I have always been an observer. As a player I observed what managers and players were doing.

“My opportunity was unusual in that ten months after I stopped playing I was managing a Bundesliga club. That was a good school for me, in practice you learn more than when you are at school and I have learned a lot. Hopefully I can bring those things to this club.”

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8:39am Sat 14 Jun 14

MrHove says...

One thing I like about Mr Hypia is that he seems quite down to earth. I know a lot of fans were hoping for a manager with championship expeirence but there's something about Hypia that I like. The next couple of weeks will be crucial as he will need to identify his transfer targets and hopefully he will get who he wants.
I'm looking forward to seeing how he sets the team up and lets hope we play a more attacking style of football
One thing I like about Mr Hypia is that he seems quite down to earth. I know a lot of fans were hoping for a manager with championship expeirence but there's something about Hypia that I like. The next couple of weeks will be crucial as he will need to identify his transfer targets and hopefully he will get who he wants. I'm looking forward to seeing how he sets the team up and lets hope we play a more attacking style of football MrHove
  • Score: 15

9:21am Sat 14 Jun 14

raymondo999 says...

MrHove wrote:
One thing I like about Mr Hypia is that he seems quite down to earth. I know a lot of fans were hoping for a manager with championship expeirence but there's something about Hypia that I like. The next couple of weeks will be crucial as he will need to identify his transfer targets and hopefully he will get who he wants.
I'm looking forward to seeing how he sets the team up and lets hope we play a more attacking style of football
It's Hyypia not Hypia, or is it hype-ia?
[quote][p][bold]MrHove[/bold] wrote: One thing I like about Mr Hypia is that he seems quite down to earth. I know a lot of fans were hoping for a manager with championship expeirence but there's something about Hypia that I like. The next couple of weeks will be crucial as he will need to identify his transfer targets and hopefully he will get who he wants. I'm looking forward to seeing how he sets the team up and lets hope we play a more attacking style of football[/p][/quote]It's Hyypia not Hypia, or is it hype-ia? raymondo999
  • Score: -6

9:44am Sat 14 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

raymondo999 wrote:
MrHove wrote:
One thing I like about Mr Hypia is that he seems quite down to earth. I know a lot of fans were hoping for a manager with championship expeirence but there's something about Hypia that I like. The next couple of weeks will be crucial as he will need to identify his transfer targets and hopefully he will get who he wants.
I'm looking forward to seeing how he sets the team up and lets hope we play a more attacking style of football
It's Hyypia not Hypia, or is it hype-ia?
It's Hyypia, pronounced Hoopia.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrHove[/bold] wrote: One thing I like about Mr Hypia is that he seems quite down to earth. I know a lot of fans were hoping for a manager with championship expeirence but there's something about Hypia that I like. The next couple of weeks will be crucial as he will need to identify his transfer targets and hopefully he will get who he wants. I'm looking forward to seeing how he sets the team up and lets hope we play a more attacking style of football[/p][/quote]It's Hyypia not Hypia, or is it hype-ia?[/p][/quote]It's Hyypia, pronounced Hoopia. Claude Back
  • Score: 1

11:02am Sat 14 Jun 14

surreyseagull says...

Looking forward to seeing what Sami's style of play is like. I'm hoping for fast free flowing attacking football with plenty of goals but, there again, aren't we all ! I imagine that it'll be quite different from the last couple of years.
I think the slate has been wiped clean with some of the players and likes of Agustein will now have a chance. And then there are the kids - hopefully Dickenson, Dallison and Walton will all get a chance to impress. Looking forward to this next season
Looking forward to seeing what Sami's style of play is like. I'm hoping for fast free flowing attacking football with plenty of goals but, there again, aren't we all ! I imagine that it'll be quite different from the last couple of years. I think the slate has been wiped clean with some of the players and likes of Agustein will now have a chance. And then there are the kids - hopefully Dickenson, Dallison and Walton will all get a chance to impress. Looking forward to this next season surreyseagull
  • Score: 6

5:21pm Sat 14 Jun 14

hannover seagull says...

I think you will bring a lot more than you are letting on Sami
You are well respected and well connected
A good combination
UTA.
I think you will bring a lot more than you are letting on Sami You are well respected and well connected A good combination UTA. hannover seagull
  • Score: 4

12:42pm Sun 15 Jun 14

the taffster says...

Disaster waiting to happen....were all doomed.
Disaster waiting to happen....were all doomed. the taffster
  • Score: -1

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