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    VegasSeagull wrote:
    Albion In Staffs wrote:
    gordongull wrote:
    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.)
    GG, If you follow your logic to its wider conclusion, Jose Mourinho would never have got a job in management. And, for that matter, we'd never have employed Gus.
    Also, may I just politely say that perhaps the reason EPA hasn't 'grasped' the advantages of a proven championship manager, is because he doesn't think that's necessarily important? Your view isn't factual, it's your opinion, just as his is. And your both entitled to them.
    Thanks for listening...
    Gordon whilst I understand why you have the opinion you hold, with respect I would suggest that there is a flaw in the reasoning behind it.

    The type of background you are suggesting we look for in our new manager begs the question, why isn't he with a club right now?
    If the candidate has prem experience but is out of work, why did he get fired. If he has Champ Div eperience but is out of work, the same question applies. I would agree that one or two managers lost their job perhaps unfairly, McDermott might be considered one, but generally speaking they have all failed at their clubs and have been let go.

    Unless we go for someone out of left field we will end up with a guy that lost his job somewhere, very few resign, so your preferences might well be satisfied, but should they not be, I doubt that we will be any better or worse off. My prefered choice is Hughton, but he got fired, but my hope is, whoever we get, we don't start to pick his history apart and write him off before a ball is even kicked.
    You say my view isn't factual, and is only my opinion, Albion in Staffs.
    Facts are the only thing I have written, - and that is why it is my opinion.
    Also there might be one or two Mourinhos out there, but why should we be the club who takes all the risks trying to find them?
    Gus was already with us when we arrived in the Championship, having just won the 1st Division Title. Ex-pat Arnie is entitled to his opinion, just as I am entitled to point out the facts to him.

    You rightly point out that candidates with the relevant experience have been fired somewhere along the line, Vegas, but in Hughton's case , that was from a Premier League Club. His record in the Championship is excellent, and that is what we need him for, not to get us into the Champions' League. McDermott left by mutual consent, and I don't think it is fair to take this season into account, considering the turmoil at Leeds. 'Left of field' appointments have no experience of what is required to get out of the Division.
    I assume, that like me, your reasons for favouring Hughton are based on his record in the Championship?"
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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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