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  • "Hyypia's name has been mentioned a couple of times on this website so I am not entirely surprised to see him moving up in the betting.
    He obviously knows English football well from his time with Liverpool and his experience at Bayer Leverkusen, a much bigger club than Maccabi Tel Aviv, is more impressive in my opinion than Oscar's. Furthermore Bayer Leverkusen were third I believe in the German league when Hyypia left them.
    Like others I hope that TB appoints a new Manager soon. I expect an announcement within the next couple of days and feel we need the new man in by the weekend with pre-season only just over 3 weeks away.
    Hughton looks a strong candidate as does Clarke although Celtic remains a potential option for him. Sherwood seems to be increasingly unlikely. Mackay who had been one of my front runners has distanced himself from the post, Clements is staying at Madrid while Neville seems to be an outsider. Lennon remains a possibility but probably is in the mix for any one of Southampton, WBA or Leeds.
    Whether it is just a simple choice between Hughton, Clarke and Hyypia we won't ever know but all three are good options for TB. I still would not be surprised if TB appointed someone not on anybody's radar.
    Clearly the club has had plenty of time to fully assess and vet the candidates on the short list and to meet with them to explore suitable strategic ways forward for the club with the different candidates. Incidentally given the amount of time spent interviewing those on the shortlist I am not sure quite how short the list actually was.
    The time for consideration is over and the time for action has arrived. UTA."
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Hyypia new favourite for Albion job

Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia

First published in Albion

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is the new favourite to take over as Albion manager.

Hyppia’s odds were slashed to a best-price Evens today as the Seagulls hunt for a successor to Oscar Garcia.

The Finn was being quoted as odds-on with two bookies.

Hyypia was linked with the Albion job last month and is keen to get back into management.

He was dismissed by Bayer Leverkusen two months ago.

Albion spoke to contenders last week and the quest to replace Oscar is continuing.

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