Sami Hyypiä has voiced his excitement over his appointment on 6 June as the manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, a club expected to challenge for promotion to the top-flight of English football. "I am absolutely thrilled by this appointment; Brighton & Hove Albion are an ambitious club, and I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity," Hyypiä comments on the website of 'the Seagulls'.
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Hyypiä thrilled to take Brighton hot seat
Before putting pen to paper on his three-year contract, Hyypiä reportedly held extensive talks with chairman Toby Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber.