Brighton fans react on Twitter to 'nice guy' Sami Hyypia's resignation

Sami Hyypia

The former Liverpool defender resigned as manager of the Seagulls earlier today, with fans giving a decidedly mixed reaction to the news.

So Sami Hyypia is no longer at Brighton.

The Finn lasted just four months of the Championship campaign before handing in his resignation, with Brighton sitting 22nd in the table, six points off bottom and four points from safety.

It looked as though it was simply never going to last for the former Liverpool man, as results went against him from the off - the Seagulls have won just three of 22 league matches. A lack of investment and a series of injuries may have cost Hyypia, although no manager will survive that kind of results, regardless of the circumstances.

The calls will now start for Liverpool to hire the Finn as their defensive coach - a move that could be absolutely perfect for both parties. As for Brighton, however, fans have given a decidedly mixed reaction to the news of Hyypia's resignation on Twitter.

The majority of supporters agree the 41-year-old's exit is for the best but most are full of regret that it didn't work out and have thanked the 'nice guy' Hyypia for all of his efforts. Others, though, feel as though Christmas has come early - and can't quite hide their delight that the former Liverpool defender has left the club.

Here is a sample of some of the best reactions... Goodbye Mr Hyypia:

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