Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club have accepted the resignation of manager Oscar Garcia.
Garcia met with the club earlier today, to formally offer his resignation to the board, which has been accepted. He has also informed the club’s players of his decision.
Garcia said: "The club has been aware of my thoughts for several weeks and during this time I have had discussions with both the chairman, Tony Bloom, and chief executive, Paul Barber.
"I have enjoyed my time with the club but, although I do not have any immediate plans, I have decided to move on.
Chairman Tony Bloom said, “We are extremely grateful to Oscar for his efforts this past year, and for providing us with another exciting and memorable season at the club."
Brighton failed to reach the play off final after losing to Derby yesterday.
Having successfully secured a place in the play-offs, tickets for Brighton's home leg versus Derby County - which takes place on May 8th - will be initially available tomorrow morning from 9 o'clock to all season-ticket holders.
But Brighton and Hove Albion is warning fans to act fast as seats must be bought before 2pm on Monday 5th May. The club doesn't think the tickets will be available for general sale.
For those wishing to attend the away leg, at Derby County on Sunday 11th May, tickets will also be available tomorrow from 9am.
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Brighton came from behind against Nottingham Forest to secure a play-off place. And it's thanks to a dramatic stoppage-time winner by the Seagulls' top scorer, Leonardo Ulloa who headed home Craig Mackail-Smith's cross from closs range.
It was a good night for Brighton who secured three points with a two nil win against Yeovil in the Championship.
Goals from Lua Lua in the 78th minute and Lingard in the 90th minute gave Brighton a victory.
Former Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture during match.
Kazim-Richards claimed he was bantering with the crowd when he made the gesture towards them while playing in Brighton against one of his previous clubs, a court has heard.
The 27-year-old father of two young children was on loan to Blackburn when he was seen making the gestures during Blackburn's Championship match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on February 12 last year.
It took more than a decade to build but since its opening in 2011, Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium has gone from strength to strength.
It's already set to host games in next year's Rugby World Cup and, it was announced today, it will also stage England Women's football team's next World Cup qualifier.
Andy Dickenson met England Captain Casey Stoney, England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, and U19 prospect Paula Howells.
But the visitors went for the jugular as Neal saved well from March before Orlandi had a goalbound shot charged down.
Jake Caskey's fierce drive then forced an even better stop from Neal with Vale working hard just to stay in the tie.
Kemy Agustien was next to go close for Brighton when his 64th minute shot crashed against the overworked Vale goalkeeper's right-hand post. Adams brought on strikers Ben Williamson and Jordan Hugill to chase the game, but the visitors countered with a deserved third goal 12 minutes from time.
Ince's first time ball sent Jon Obika sprinting clear of the Vale defence and the on-loan striker from Tottenham rounded Neal and rolled a left foot shot into an empty net from 12 yards.
Promotion-chasing Brighton, with Tuesday's trip to Burnley in mind, made seven changes to the team beaten at Derby last weekend.
And the surface water caused by a pre-match thunderstorm will also have been to Vale's liking with the sodden pitch another leveller.
Much of the early play was bogged down in midfield and a couple of long range efforts by Brighton's Jon Obika and Rohan Ince proved harmless.
Andrea Orlandi went closer when his shot on the turn veered just wide of Chris Neal's right-hand post with the visitors gradually turning the screw.
Neal then had to get down smartly to keep out Solomon March's powerful shot before Brighton broke the deadlock in the 27th minute.
Orlandi delivered an outswinging corner from the left and Ince cushioned a classy left-foot finish high inside Neal's left-hand post from 12 yards