Brighton sack head of football operations David Burke

Brighton sack head of football operations David Burke

Championship side Brighton have sacked their head of football operations David Burke just days after manager Sami Hyypia quit. Hyypia's resignation was accepted by the struggling Championship club on Monday, sparking a search for a new boss ahead of Christmas.

Chairman Tony Bloom has flown back into the country from Australia with a view to holding a interviews after Christmas and appointing a new boss as quickly as possible.

Tim Sherwood, Uwe Rosler and MK Dons manager Karl Robinson are among those in the frame to take over. Bloom is understood to want a new manager in place before the FA Cup third round tie against Brentford on January 3.

Burke's dismissal suggests that the board see this season's problems to be about recruitment rather than coaching. Speaking to, Bloom underlined the reasons for Burke's departure saying: 'David's been with us for three years, and I would like to thank him for all his hard work and endeavour on behalf of the club during that time.

There is no question he has done an exceptional job in helping with the design of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre and in putting in place a first-class infrastructure in the football, academy and sports science areas of the club.

'David's work in helping to establish the club's first-ever academy and to quickly gain category one status in the new world of the EPPP guidelines is highly appreciated by myself and by everyone at the club.

'He's also helped to put in place our scouting department, and his work in all these areas will stand us in very good stead for the future. 'On behalf of the board I would like to thank David for these achievements and to wish him the very best for the future.'


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