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Hyypia in trouble after slump

2014-12-13 09:39
Sami Hyppia (Supplied)

London - Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia admits he faces a fight to save his job as Brighton manager after his struggling Championship side slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Millwall on Friday.

A section of the home fans called for Hyypia to be sacked after Lee Gregory's goal condemned Albion to a third straight defeat that left them in the relegation zone after a woeful run of one win in 17 matches.

And afterwards Hyypia, who last year was managing Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League before taking charge at second tier Brighton in the close-season, conceded he is unsure whether he will be able to salvage his job.

"At the moment, straight after the game, I feel very frustrated," he said. "To answer that question I need some time. Usually I'm not a quitter, I'm a fighter.

"I can understand the fans' reaction, I don't expect to be patted on the shoulder and told 'well done' with how things are going. It doesn't help anyone but you can't control it.

"When you take this kind of job, I've always been prepared for everything, I'm not afraid of anything happening.

"Sometimes it doesn't go your way, but in my mind I'm ready for it.".

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