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    Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
    tug509 wrote:
    Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
    tug509 wrote:
    VegasSeagull wrote:
    SonnyJim55 wrote:
    So a long list of impressive candidates. Who are/were they? This is becoming another close season shambles. And I think the powers that be are starting to take the fans for mugs now.
    I have nothing against Hyppia if he is the one but it is pretty obvious that he would not have been the no 1 choice. If so that means the people who were supposedly interviewed last week all were pretty shoddy in the interviewing technique department (doubtful) or that they wanted either a salary that wouldnt be forthcoming, or an actual say over transfers (likely).
    So if it is Hyppia I will wish him good luck and dont forget to do as you are told, any dissent or hint of dissatisfaction and you will out on your ear.
    See you all again this time next year for the next gripping instalment that is the annual Albion manager hunt!
    it is also obvious that the calbre of other clubs looking for a new manager would mean that Brighton is not the first choice of some of the available applicants. 'Out on your ear,' Poyet was fired for gross misconduct and Gracia chose to leave, so who is it you are refering to when you say one of our managers has found himself, out on his ear?
    Hi Vegas , im with SonnyJim55 on this ,the situation we find ourselves in at the moment proves to me, that it is very likely GP was backed into a corner that ended with his sacking because he fought the system ( B&B ) and equally Oscar`s departure due to broken promises and lack of financial support for players . These were two very competent Managers ,but unwilling Coaches ,and we cant have people that think for themselves can we ! ,Oscar is the only prove of this i need ,an highly inteligent and moralistic man ,who felt the need to back out of an agreement ,which presumably was excepted by B&B because there was never any intention to keep their word ,otherwise we would have sacked Oscar for the same reasons as GP ,im just very sad that TB hasn`t put his personal word to either man and sorted B&B out ,the alternative would mean he also has gone back on his word ,and that is something i do not want to believe for one second . UTA
    Your point is somewhat diluted by describing OG very definitely as a manager and not as a coach. He has never been a 'manager' and has only ever coached, and basically said that's what he wanted when he joined. Indeed, that is precisely the role he has gone back to at MTA.
    I think your taking pedantics to the extreme here ,OG had always worked on the continent ,hence his title Coach ,we still technically had a Manager GP at the time ,BHAFC had never had a Coach in the Managers role before ,but this title was OG`s preference so that was that ,BUT Manager or Coach ,he was still supposed to be in charge of the squad including new signings ,this proved not to be the case ,and that is why so many on here think he left ,what he did elsewhere is of absolutely no concern or consequence to The Albion and therefore totally immaterial .
    It's hardly pedantry, Tug, when it's one of the central points of your post. OG has never been involved in the process of getting players into a club. If he had that would have made him a manager (by today's definition). He would have been head coach even if GP had resigned and the manager's job was still technically available.

    OG was in charge of the coaching of the players, and Burke was in charge of recruitment. OG said when he joined he had no experience of recruitment so was glad the club had others who could do that on his behalf. To claim he was an "unwilling coach" is not accurate; he was recruited into that role because that's what the club wanted and that's on what OG had built his reputation.
    Yes agreed ,regardless of his title my belief is that he was not given the players he needed and should have had a bigger say in new recruits ,and heaven knows we had one heck of a list of injuries at the start of the season ,i also think he had a far better all round knowledge of some of the available players than he was credited for ,and could have done better than NJ did with some of his choices .
    My main points still stand ,if not as accurately as you have put them ,OG was imo hired to take over from GP and take our club as far as he could ,i know initially he would need help with new acquisitions but ,if your asking me to believe he was never going to be given a player budget or sign any players of his own ,then that is ridiculous ,and i think the suits renegued on this in some way omo ."
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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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