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  • "Brian McDermott left Leeds on Saturday, and it is my hope that he is a late contender for the job. If so, it is likely he would be interviewed this week.

    Ex-pat Arnie, even after all the correspondence between you and I (and others), you still haven't grasped the advantages of employing a Manager with a good track record in the Championship.
    If there were foreign Managers available with reasonable experience and success at this level of the English game, they should be considered, BUT THERE AREN'T ANY.
    You give a list of British Managers who finished in the bottom five, but we don't have to employ any of them, unless there were circumstances which suggest that they performed miracles against all the odds.
    Teams which get promoted from this Division do so with Managers with experience in either this Division or the Premier League.
    There is no law saying that someone from a different managerial background couldn't come along and cause an upset, but it is a high risk strategy. Look at the statistics and tell me I am wrong. (I know you will.)"
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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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