UK time is: 14:16:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: BHA Admin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 7 2014

Time: 7:28AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

Carayol In, Monakana Out (Thursday March 26 2015)

Interest In Ince Growing? (Thursday March 26 2015)

Bloom Aiming High (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Boss Grateful For The Break (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Watford Gets The Sky Treatment (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Kayal Gets Israel Recall (Monday March 23 2015)

Kayal - Survival Fight Is Still On (Sunday March 22 2015)

Archived Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

List All Vital BHA Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52
14. Cardiff 39 13 12 14 -2 51
15. Birmingham 38 11 14 13 -12 47
16. Brighton 39 10 15 14 -3 45
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44

Breaking League News

International round up - part 1
Reading : 28/03/2015 13:20:00
Wednesday - Who Stays And Who Goes?
Sheff Wed : 28/03/2015 12:32:01
Brentford Rest And Rotate
Brentford : 28/03/2015 09:56:01
RUFC - Technology Or Not For Refs?
Rotherham : 28/03/2015 09:16:00
LUFC Byram aiming for promotion push next season
Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 09:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn MotM
Suggested By:  BHA Admin
Stockdale 50%
Bruno 0%
Halford 0%
Greer 0%
Bennett 50%
Ince 0%
Kayal 0%
Ledesma 0%
Stephens 0%
J. Teixeira 0%
O'Grady 0%
Sub:-Calderon 0%
Sub:-Forster-Caskey 0%