Breaking: Chris Hughton Sacked By Brighton Following Poor Run
Former Republic of Eire worldwide, Chris Hughton, has been sacked because the supervisor of Brighton following the membership’s poor kind within the Premier League.
Hughton’s assistant Paul Trollope and first-team coach Paul Nevin have additionally left the membership.
Brighton’s chairman Tony Bloom launched an announcement on the membership’s web site and admitted it was a really robust choice.
“Chris has completed a wonderful job over the previous 4 and a half years. First stabilising our membership, reaching the play-offs in his first full season, securing our first ever promotion to the Premier League, and retaining our standing in two successive seasons.
“Undoubtedly, this has been probably the most troublesome choices I’ve needed to make as chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, however finally one I’ve made on account of how we struggled within the second half of the season.
“Our run of three wins from 23 Premier League matches put our standing at vital threat. It’s with that in thoughts, and the performances throughout that interval, that I now really feel it’s the fitting time for a change.
“Chris will all the time be very fondly remembered by Albion employees and followers as one in every of our membership’s best and most-respected managers.
“I wish to want Chris, Paul and Paul – who’ve all labored extraordinarily exhausting all through their time right here – each success for the longer term, and thank them on behalf of everybody on the membership.
“They’ll all the time be welcome on the Amex, and might be remembered right here with nice affection.”
The membership have confirmed that the method to search out Chris’s successor is underway, and that there might be no additional remark at this stage.
Hughton was underneath contract with the membership till 2020 having first signed as supervisor in 2014. He led them to promotion to the Premier League in 2017.