Three English clubs eye up former Liverpool captain for managerial job

Sami Hyypia

West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion are reportedly eyeing up former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, WBA, Norwich and Brighton have all taken note of Sami Hyypia's availability after the 40-year-old teamed up with SEM agency advisor Dave Sheron.

The football agent is someone who could work miracles for the former Liverpool defender's career, if his recent record is anything to go by.  He is a known advisor to both Scotland's manager of the year, Derek McInnes, and LMA's award for Premier League manager of the year, Tony Pulis.

The former Anfield favourite has been anticipated with a move to England since his departure from Bayer Leverkusen in April, and it seems three clubs may be willing to take that chance.

Despite losing his job in Germany, it has to be said his record was still pretty impressive. In his two-years in management, one of those years spent as co-manager with Sascha Lewandowski, the Finnish manager earned a win percentage of 54.35%. At the very least, it was a win percentage that kept Leverkusen in the hunt for Champions League football in his two-years at the club.

Hyypia, on paper, does look like a very good appointment for all the clubs reportedly interested, especially Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Championship side have struggled for continuity in the past two seasons despite reaching the play-off semi-final on both occasions. In 2013, now Sunderland manager, Gus Poyet was controversially sacked after their play-off defeat and lightening struck twice when Oscar Garcia walked after their heavy play-off defeat to Derby County.

Nevertheless, if the ex-Liverpool star is to get Premier League interest then it would be hard to see him pass it up, which would naturally make West Bromwich Albion favourites.

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