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Oscar Gar-see-ya- who next for Brighton and Hove Albion?

After just one season, the Oscar era has come to an end with the bearded manager handing in his resignation following the play off semi final elimination at the hands of Derby County.

That means that for the second summer in a row, Tony Bloom and Paul Barber are looking for a new man to lead Brighton and Hove Albion into the Premier League.

According to The Argus, Oscar's reasons for leaving were mightily similar to those of his predecesor Gus Poyet. The main difference being the classy way in which he handed in his resignation and thanked the supporters and club rather than throwing any toys out of the pram.

So the question remains who next in the Seagulls hotseat? We've put together a shortlist of 25 managers deserve consideration.

Tim Sherwood
Who is he?
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager who has recently been relieved of his duties after six months in charge during which time he led Spurs to 5th place in the Premier League.
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.
Gianfranco Zola
Who is he?
Manager of Watford, producing one of the Championships most entertaining teams of last season on the way to losing the play off final to Crystal Palace.
Pros: Experience of the Championship, would play good football.
Cons: Squad he had at Watford relied heavily on class loans from parent club.
Malky Mackay
Who is he?
Led Cardiff to a Carling Cup Final and won the Championship title before falling out with chairman Vincent Tan, ending up sacked as a result despite making a decent start to life in the Premier League.
Pros: Knows what it takes to get out of the division.
Cons: Significant money to spend at Cardiff - can he work on our budget?
Chris Hughton
Who is he? Another to have won the Championship with Newcastle United before being unceremoniously sacked. Kept Norwich up last season before being removed, with the result being the Canaries relegation from the top flight.
Pros: Classy manager, knows the division
Cons: Big budget at Newcastle - could he do the same here on a restrictive one?
Ralf Rangnick
Who is he?
German who led Schalke 04 to the Champions League semi finals in 2011. Has links with Brighton having played for Southwick while studying at the University of Sussex.
Pros: Big name, plays good football, potential pre-season tours to Germany.
Cons: History of resigning when things don't go his way.
Roberto Di Matteo
Who is he?
The Interim Head Coach who masterminded Chelsea's Champions League and FA Cup wins of 2012. Sacked the following season with the Blues not living up to expectations.
Pros: Promoted from the division with West Brom, entertaining football.
Cons: Out of work for over a year now.
Neil Warnock
Who is he?
Championship promotion expert who has got out of the division with Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Notts County. Known for his calm manner
Pros: Good track record, almost certain to sign Paddy Kenny.
Cons: Old, techniques considered increasing out of date, long ball.
Vladimir Putin
Who is he?
Current President of Russia now into his record breaking third term and one-time member of the KGB. No football background but would introduce discipline and order.
Pros: Annexing of Crimea shows he takes no nonsense, rides horses topless.
Cons: Prefers ice hockey, track record suggest he could be homophobic.
Paul Clement
Who is he?
Number two to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. Former PE teacher who has also worked at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. Highly thought of coach whose move into management cannot be far away.
Pros: Worked with some of the biggest names in the world.
Cons: Zero experience as a first team manager.
Chris Powell
Who is he?
Manager who took Charlton to the League One title in 2012 and mid table last season before being sacked towards the end of this campaign despite being mightily popular with The Valley faithful.
Pros: Class act, good football, known to swing on crossbars after wins.
Cons: Sacking by Chartlon on his CV.
Hope Powell
Who is she?
No relation to Chris. Spent 15 years managing England's women, including a European Championship runners up spot. A member of the English Football Hall of Fame and a CBE to boot.
Pros: Fine international record, respected coach, would make history.
Cons: Never managed a men's side before, could be open to ridicule.
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.
Pros: Former title winning manager, jobs for Bob Booker and Dean White.
Cons: Last reign still gives nightmares to this day.
Inigo Calderon
Who is he?
One of the most popular and flairest players to pull on the stripes in recent seasons. Not getting any younger and it is a generally accepted opinion that he will make a fine coach one day.
Pros: Loves the club, continues the Spanish traditions.
Cons: No experience.
Ryan Giggs
Who is he?
The most decorated player in English football history. Has just finished serving as Manchester United caretaker manager with his future currently up in the air.
Pros: Born winner, cracking chest hair, good contacts, excellent playing away.
Cons: Little experience.
Anne of Cleves
Who is she?
Former wife of Henry VIII with excellent survival instincts being one of the three of his partners to survive. Has strong lines with the county of Sussex, owning a house in Lewes.
Pros: Proven to keep her head under pressure.
Cons: Has been dead for over 450 years.
Glenn Hoddle
Who is he? One time England manager and extremely gifted play maker. Took Swindon to the Premier League and has enjoyed relatively successfully spells at Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton and Wolves since.
Pros: Big name, good football.
Cons: Out of work for nearly a decade, wouldn't be popular with disabled fans.
Sir Clive Woodward
Who is he? England World Cup winning coach and key figure in the successful GB Olympic Games squad of 2012. A master of marginal gains, psychology and turning talent into trophies. Experienced football in brief spell with Southampton.
Pros: World cup winner
Cons: That was in rugby.
Leeroy Jenkins
Who is he? Internationally famous World of Warcraft player whose attacking principles and dedication to winning have attracted over 39,000,000 views on YouTube.
Pros: Would give the all out attack football fans have been craving.
Cons: American geek, knows little about football, not a team player.
David Moyes
Who is he? The Chosen One sacked from Manchester United after less than a season in charge. Worked wonders at Everton to have them constantly challenging for Europe despite a significant financial disadvantage.
Pros: Used to working with budget constraints, winner, top manager.
Cons: Planes trailing "Moyes out" banners disrupting home games.
Eddie Howe
Who is he? Current AFC Bournemouth manager who led the Cherries to an impressive top ten finish this season. Helped build the sides that Sean Dyche took up at Burnley.
Pros: Good young manager playing good football.
Cons: Comes across very smug, significant compensation to lure him.
Dennis Bergkamp
Who is he? Arsenal legend and uncle of former Albion striker Roland (remember him?) who was one of the most talented players of his generation. Currently assistant manager at Ajax.
Pros: Big name, plenty of contacts, as flair as they come.
Cons: No management experience.
Taylor Swift
Who is she? American singer-songwriter who is one of the most popular recording artists in the world at the minute. Would be a massive coup for the club, increasing international profile and helping to the grow the brand and revenue streams.
Pros: Incredibly fit, amazing legs.
Cons: Likely to write a song about any player she falls out with.
Frank Lampard
Who is he? England midfielder and one the main staples of Chelsea's sustained success over the last decade. Out of contract at Stamford Bridge and has spoken openly in the past about moving into coaching.
Pros: Good contacts, class act still as player, increase in pie sales.
Cons: Untried and untested.
Pepe Mel
Who is he? Spanish manager who recently left West Bromich Albion by mutual consent having kept themin the Premier League this season after arriving from Real Betis in January.
Pros: Spanish, should play good football, safe pair of hands.
Cons: Would probably not approve of David Burke's role.
Max Branning
Who is he? Walford resident who looks suspiciously like a baked bean. Good at pulling off transfer deals and smoking. Experience as part of the Queen Vic football team.
Pros: An outstanding scoring record.
Cons: Has a fear of being buried alive which happens to most Albion managers.

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


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