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  • "Although Hughton would be my first choice for Brighton, I don't think it's that hard to see why Hyypia might get the job, and I wouldn't have a problem if he did get it.

    Brighton play from the back, Hyypia will continue with that. Controlling the ball, posession football if you prefer, is very much in the Hyppia mould, as is hitting on the break. Hyypia may have lost his job, but an article I read this morning tells of the fact that his team had the second best defensive record in their division, sounds a bit like us doesn't it.

    What concerns me is that our last two managers have both had a defensive approach to how we play, Hyypia looks to be a third. Poyet got a tad more adventurous toward the end of the season and to some extent so did Garcia, could/would Hyypia get us going earlier in the season.
    We need some pace in our squad to enable us to break quicker, not route one, we don't need balls lofted over the midfield, but we must get some genuine pace both at the back and midfield, and we would need to see Hyypia address this.

    Some might think that Hyypia is a gamble, I see him more of a safe target. Some of the bigger names, if given a reasonably free rein in who we sign, would probably want to spend more than we have, my guess is that Hyypia would not be so demanding but would still want a decent budget which I think the club will give him."
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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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