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Hyyp-replacement - who next for Brighton and Hove Albion?

Brighton and Hove Albion begin the search for their FOURTH manager in two years following the resignation of Sami Hyypia.

To say things haven't worked out for the Finn at The Amex is a bit of an understatement, with just three league wins all season and the club facing a battle to avoid the drop into League One.

With the busy Christmas period to come, the board will need to act fast to get a new man (or woman) in to try and rescue the Albion's season.

We've decided to help out by putting together a shortlist of candidates the club could consider for the vacancy.

Tony Pulis
Who is he?
Manager of the Year last season before quitting Crystal Palace oveer their lack of signings in the summer. Would surely love to work under David Burke with his fine track record in the market.
Pros: Has never been relegated, vastly experienced.
Cons: Wears a baseball cap.
Karl Robinson
Who is he?
Current McDons manager who is leading a promotion push this season having been at the club since 2010 in which time he has masterminded two top six finishes and victory over Manchester United.
Pros: Young, English, McDons side play attacking football and score for fun.
Cons: Never managed in the Championship.
Tim Sherwood
Who is he?
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager who led them to 5th in the Premier League last season before turning down jobs at Palace and West Brom in the summer.
Pros: English, young, bloods youngsters, wears a gilet, gets fans to sit on bench.
Cons: Lack of experience, seems an egotistical maniac like Poyet, stupid salute.
Nigel Adkins
Who is he?
Needs no introduction. Did a remarkable job taking Scunthorpe into and keeping them in the Championship and led Southampton from League One to the Premier League in consecutive seasons.
Pros: Proven track record, likely to produce ridiculous David Brent soundbites.
Cons: "If they can keep up with us perhaps".
Nathan Jones
Who is he?
Current assistant manager who has served time under both Oscar Garcia and Hyypia and has been placed in interim charge while the board attempt to find a new man. Led Charlton's development side to a league title.
Pros: Knows the club and the current players.
Cons: Untried and untested, once celebrated Yeovil beating Brighton.
Chris Hughton
Who is he? Won the Championship with Newcastle United before being unceremoniously sacked. Kept Norwich afloat in the top flight before losing his job last season.
Pros: Classy manager, knows the division
Cons: Unable to arrest the slide once Norwich got in a downward spiral.
Sven Goran Eriksson
Who is he?
England's first ever foreign manager who has has managed and slept his way across the world. Led the Three Lions to three major tournament quarter finals.
Pros: Big name, says "wella wella wella" a lot.
Cons: Never been in a Championship relegation battle before.
Uwe Rosler
Who is he?
Laid the groundwork for Brentford's promotion from League One before taking Wigan to the play offs and FA Cup semi finals last season. Sacked after managing to lose a game against Brighton.
Pros: Side play entertaining football, pre-season tours to Germany.
Cons: Left Wigan in a world of problems.
Kim Jong-un
Who is he?
Supreme Leader of North Korea. Football background is unknown but good friends with Dennis Rodman which suggests he likes sport. Would add discipline and order.
Pros: No nonsense approach, gets things done, nuclear threat to opponents.
Cons: May attempt to turn the club into a communist dynasty.
Keith Hill
Who is he?
Manager of Rochdale led them out of League Two for the first time in a generation and now has the Dale in the remarkable position of battling for a play-off place in League One in his second spell.
Pros: Gets the best out of limited players, wears a flat cap.
Cons: Struggled to make an impression in the Championship with Barnsley.
Remi Garde
Who is he?
One time Arsenal player who spent three seasons as manager of Lyon up until this summer in which time he won the French Cup and the French version of the Commuity Shield.
Pros: Good track record with a Lyon side cutting down on expenditure.
Cons: Hasn't managed in England, French so strong chance he will go on strike.
Nasty Nick Cotton
Who is he?
Son of Dot Cotton who recently returned to Walford after having his own death faked. No nonsense guy who has been known to resort to murder and poisoning his own mother to get results.
Pros: Nobody would dare cross him.
Cons: Has been known to become addicted to heroin which could be an issue.
Gordon Cowans
Who is he?
Aston Villa reserve team boss who has recently stepped up to help the first team following Roy Keane's departure. Seeing as half our team is made up of Villa reserves on-loan, could be a perfect fit.
Pros: Knows half the team through manager the stiffs at Villa.
Cons: Never been a boss before, may try and sign more Villa reserves.
Micky Adams
Who is he?
They always say never go back, but they rarely say don't go back twice. Won promotion from the second tier with Leicester as well as Division Three with the Albion and now saving Tranmere from the drop into the Conference.
Pros: Former title winning manager, jobs for Bob Booker and Dean White.
Cons: Last reign still gives nightmares to this day.
Joan of Arc
Who is she? Recieved Holy visions that led her to travel to support French king Charles VII in battling the English in the Hundred Year War. Secured several victories before being captured by the English and burned at the stake.
Pros: Gets wins when they are needed, has the ear of God which may be helpful.
Cons: Has been dead for nearly 600 years.
Bob Bradley
Who is he?
Former USA and Egypt national team manager who has just completed his first season at Stabaek in Norway, leading them to 9th in the highly competitive Tippeilgaen.
Pros: American phrases such as "offence", "upper 90" and "shutout".
Cons: May not understand relegation as it doesn't exist in the MLS.
Glenn Hoddle
Who is he?
Extremely gifted play maker who led Swindon to the Premier League as well as spells in charge of England, Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton and Wolves. Hasn't had a job in this decade however.
Pros: Would play good football and a big name manager.
Cons: Would not go down well with disabled fans.
Kevin Pietersen
Who is he?
Sacked as an England cricketer earlier in 2014, he is one of the most gifted players of his generation. Has a celebrity wife although his attitude remains questionable. Would no doubt love the job for attention seeking purposes.
Pros: Would garner plenty of media attention, won't tolerate any nonsense.
Cons: If we lose every game 11-0 Piers Morgan would still back him.
Thierry Henry
Who is he? One of the greatest footballers of his generation. France's all time top goalscorer, Arsenal's all time top scorer, great football brain, incredibly good looking and immaculately dressed. Va va voom.
Pros: Would stop Sky mentioning every five minutes he is now a pundit for them.
Cons: No management experience, would encourage the use of handball.
Pixie Lott
Who is she? Strictly Come Dancing contestant who was scandalously booted off before the final. Popular singer with a long list of hits. If you can't perform for a woman that beautiful, who can you perform for?
Pros: Unbelievable legs.
Cons: Knows nothing about football. But then neither did Hyypia at times.
Fenton
Who is he? Dog who went wild in Richmond Park, chasing red deer around leading his flummoxed owner to run around after him screaming "JESUS CHRIST FENTON" in a YouTube sensation.
Pros: Proven to manoeuvre his players into winning positions.
Cons: Is a Labrador.
Brian McDermott
Who is he? Took Reading to promotion to the Premier League as champions of the Championship in his first ever job. Most recently at Leeds from were he was sacked by their basketcase owner.
Pros: Knows the division, used to working with financial restraints at Leeds.
Cons: Looks like a boiled egg.
Nigel Clough
Who is he? Son of ex-Albion manager Brian who has become known for his giant killing cup exploits at Sheffield United. Sat on the bench at the Goldstone with his Dad as a youngster so should know the club well.
Pros: Cup records show he can get players playing above themselves.
Cons: Rates Chris O'Grady.
Jamie Carragher
Who is he? Liverpool legend who spent his entire career at Anfield, winning every trophy going bar the Premier League. Now a successful pundit on Sky Sports who has proven he knows the game.
Pros: Intelligent, plenty of contacts.
Cons: Would need a translator, last Liverpool defender didn't work out too well.
Martin Jol
Who is he? Former Spurs and Fulham boss who has a decent track record in the Premier League, leading both sides to expected finishes. Deep Dutch voice makes him sound like some sort of drug dealing pimp.
Pros: Good manager, good record, extremely likeable.
Cons: Has never managed in the Championship, intimidating voice.
Santa Claus
Who is he? Seasonal option who would be available from December 27th. Jolly fella who could motivate the team with gifts. Used to working with vertically challenged elves so should do well with our midfield.
Pros: Great leader, pulls off the impossible, would check the team sheet twice.
Cons: Questions about nutritional approach, may change club colours to red.

Who do you think should follow Sami Hyypia as the next manager of Brighton and Hove Albion? Is there anybody on this list we've missed out?


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