Steve Coppell is front-runner for Brighton jobBy Jonny Fordham
November 04, 2009
Former Reading boss Steve Coppell has emerged as the front-runner for the vacant manager post at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Coppell left the Withdean for Madejski Stadium in 2003 and is favourite for the job after Russel Slade was sacked from the League One strugglers on Sunday.
The 54-year-old has been out of football since leaving Royals after he failed to stear them back into the Premier League last season.
During his five-year spell at Reading Coppell communted from Sussex to Berkshire and he could also link up with former Royals player Nicky Forster.