Hyypia becomes the third manager in succession to ask to leave Brighton and Hove Albion and the process of finding a new head honcho begins again. Gus Poyet, Oscar Garcia and Hyypia all asked for an out for a variety of reasons, and yet supporters will wonder why the club seem to haemorrhage managers at such an alarming rate.
Not that Hyypia’s departure will cause as widespread upset as those of his two predecessors. The former Finland international has suffered an appalling start to the season – winning just 13.6% of his 22 league games in charge of the Seagulls. In fact, the majority of Albion fans felt the one-time Liverpool defensive lynchpin had already overstayed his welcome.