Brighton boss Sami Hyypia resigns

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 22 December 2014, 16:08

Sami HyypiaSami Hyypia has become the 14th Championship casualty of the campaign after resigning from his post at Brighton. The under-fire Finn has struggled to adapt to life at the Seagulls, having carved out only one win in his last 18 second-tier games, a sorry streak which leaves them down in 22nd and four points adrift of safety. The south coast club were reportedly keen to keep hold of the Liverpool legend but his departure has now been confirmed.

Hyypia was appointed Brighton boss back in June and was charged with leading the club to a top-6 finish for the third consecutive campaign. However, the 41-year-old has failed to make an impact at the Seagulls, winning only three of his 22 league games at the helm, with the last triumph dating back to early November (D3 L3).

Attention will immediately turn to the major candidates in the Next Brighton Manager Market, with the likes of Sven Goran Eriksson, Tim Sherwood, Chris Hughton and Tony Pulis all in contention at this early stage. Meanwhile, next up for Brighton is a fixture at home to Reading on Boxing Day, which is followed by three consecutive away trips to the London trip of Fulham, Brentford (cup) and Charlton.

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