Oscar Garcia Resigns From Brightonby Mick Bates / 13 May 2014, 09:42Tweet
The end of season managerial exodus has started to build momentum as the second manager exit in two days has occurred with Brighton & Hove boss Oscar Garcia resigning following his sides failure to reach the Championship play-off finals following their 6-2 aggregate defeat to Derby.
It is understood that Garcia had informed the Seagulls board of his intentions to resign from the club several weeks before should the club not manage to progress to the play-off final for the second year in succession. Brighton only just managed to claim the sixth slot in the Championship with 72 points after winning their final two games of the season, fortunately seventh placed Reading could only draw their final game, allowing Brighton to progress in to the end of season lottery.
The Spaniard took control of the south coast in July 2013 after leaving Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv where he had just won their first national championship in 10 years. He replaced Gus Poyet who had been sensationally sacked also following their Championship play-off semi final match (against Crystal Palace). Poyet has claimed that he only found out about his sacking via BBC production staff whilst presenting a live match for the BBC during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Leading the charge for the vacancy at Falmer Stadium is current Spurs boss Tim Sherwood who has already gone odds on to be the next Brighton manager after parting ways with Spurs. He is joined by the usual suspects of out of work managers, including ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay and former Norwich manager Chris Hughton.