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Former Maccabi Tel Aviv manager Oscar Garcia has emerged as the surprise 4/7 favourite to be the next Brighton boss with Sky Bet.

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Brighton: Expected to appoint Oscar Garcia Junyent as Gus Poyet's replacemen

Brighton: Expected to appoint Oscar Garcia Junyent as Gus Poyet's replacemen

The online bookmaker installed the Spaniard as their opening favourite amid suggestions that a deal is only being held up by Gus Poyet's elongated departure, with the Uruguayan set to appeal his sacking.

Oscar Garcia, who led Maccabi to their first league title in a decade before departing this summer, has also worked as a coach at Barcelona, where he spent the majority of his playing days.

Martin O'Neill, Harry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle and Tim Sherwood are also considered at 14/1 for the post, but have attracted modest support to date.

Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer said: "We opened betting with Oscar Garcia as our favourite and his status at the head of the market has faced relatively little opposition.

"The Seagulls will struggle to replace Poyet with a more competent manager and look set for a difficult season, with few backing them for promotion at 5/1 despite making the play-offs last season."

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