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Albion Appoint Hyypia

Albion Appoint Hyypia

The decision has been made with Brighton deciding to go with Sami Hyypia as our next manager in the end, replacing Oscar after he decided to quit at the end of last season.

Former Liverpool defender Hyypia was last employed by Bayer Leverkusen but they sacked him last season over fears that some poor results could see them miss out on Champions League qualification.

Hyypia has said on the official website that he's already met the key personnel at the Amex and it sounds like he'll be retaining them with it an opportunity he's thrilled by and looking forward to.

A decision, on his part, was one that he made having assessed Albion from top to bottom and unsurprisingly he was very impressed with our set-up, which he rates as among the best he's seen in the game.

'I am absolutely thrilled by this appointment; Brighton & Hove Albion are an ambitious club and I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity.

'I've held extensive talks with the chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber. I have looked at the club from top to bottom and I am very impressed by what I've seen at all levels.

'I've seen the Amex Stadium and the club's new training ground and they are amongst the best I've seen anywhere in the world.

'I've also already met some of the key staff including Nathan Jones, the club's head of football David Burke, and Dr Helge Riepenhoff, head of medical and sports science, and I am very much looking forward to working with all of them.'

We've had some interesting names linked to the job but Hyypia probably best fits the bill of what we've gone for in recent times and is the one that excited me the most, I just hope that he will see out more than just a year or his three year contract signed.

Hyypia should have some extensive contacts in the game and they should all help with recruitment of the right players to make us a Championship force next season.

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Writer:VitalSeagull
Date:Saturday June 7 2014
Time: 7:28AM

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