Championship: Brighton in talks with Sami Hyypia over manager's job
Sky sources understand that Sami Hyypia is in talks with Championship side Brighton over their vacant managerial role.
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Last Updated: 03/06/14 6:30pm
The Seagulls have been without a boss since Spaniard Oscar Garcia resigned at the end of the season, despite leading the club into the play-offs in his first season at the AMEX Stadium.
40-year-old Hyypia, renowned in England for his time spent with Liverpool, is currently out of work after being sacked by Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen earlier this year after 18 months in charge of the club.
Hyypia has long been linked with a return to the English game, and now he could be set to take on his next managerial role in the Championship.
Brighton have been assessing their options since Garcia left, but have now opened talks with the hope of persuading Hyypia to take on the challenge of getting them to the Premier League.
He has also been linked with the vacant Premier League roles at Southampton and West Brom.