It has been well over a fortnight since Brighton & Hove Albion accepted the resignation of Head Coach Oscar Garcia directly after the damaging play-off semi-final defeat to Derby. A worrying case of déjà vu for Brighton fans after Gus Poyet had his contract terminated after defeat in the play-offs last season and now Oscar Garcia resigning after this season’s play-off defeat. With a new state of the art training ground opening in a matter of days, records of home attendances across the division and potential for the Premier League, the Brighton job will definitely be catching the eye of many. Here we take a closer look at potential candidates for the job.
Speaking to the Seagulls website on Sunday Brighton & Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber says the club has narrowed its search for the vacant manager’s role and both he and chairman Tony Bloom are now set to meet a short-list of candidates. Barber said, “We’re delighted at the caliber of the individuals interested in our vacancy. We have spent the past week or so measuring people against our criteria and we now have an excellent short-list.
Tony and I will be holding initial meetings with the candidates – who are a mix of British and foreign, experienced and emerging, managers and coaches – over the course of the next few days.”