Brighton sack manager Chris Hughton

Brighton have sacked manager Chris Hughton after their 4-1 loss to Premier League Champions Manchester City yesterday and securing survival in the league.

Brighton & Hove Albion also confirmed that Chris Hughton has been sacked and left the club with immediate effect with assistants Paul Trollope and first-team coach Paul Nevin have also left.

Chris has been in charge of the club for over the past four and a half years saving the club from relegation in the championship and reached the play-offs in his first full season, winning promotion to the Premier League, and keeping the club in the Premier League two successive seasons.

Chairman Tony Bloom said to the club website,

“Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season.

“Our run of 3 wins from 23 Premier League matches put our status at significant risk. It is with that in mind, and the performances during that period, that I now feel it’s the right time for a change.

Hughton has been in charge of Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich in his previous managerial roles and leaves Brighton in 16th position after a second-half season collapse with his premier league winning percentage at 11%.

 

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