One of the early favourites to go straight back down to the Championship this season, Chris Hughton has masterminded Brighton & Hove Albion's Premier League status for 2018/19.
Requiring three points from their remaining games to ensure safety, tricky ties against Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool appeared to make that challenge a little bit more difficult than necessary.
However, hosting Jose Mourinho's side at the Amex Stadium tonight, the former Irish international oversaw his side claim a priceless victory and secure their Premier League status.
Fair play Chris Hughton. Great feat to stay up.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 4, 2018
Brighton staying up is one of the stories of the Premier League season. Delighted for Chris Hughton... Always comes across as a top bloke and hasn't always been treated the best at other clubs.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) May 4, 2018
Not surprised in the slightest by the fantastic job Chris Hughton has done @OfficialBHAFC. A top manager, a true professional and a great guy too. Well done gaffer 👏🏻👏🏻
— Stephen Harper (@steveharper37) May 4, 2018
Thrilled for Brighton. When I filmed there on eve of season most of fans had a gallows humor at all that was to come and a determination to savor every moment. Chris Hughton and his squad have given them that and more. Remarkable collective achievement
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) May 4, 2018
Chris Hughton working wonders at Brighton. 👏👏👏
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) May 4, 2018
Chairman, players, fans all pulling in the same direction under the stewardship of one of the nicest, most genuine guys you could meet in the game in Chris Hughton. Well played @OfficialBHAFC this season.
— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) May 4, 2018
Brighton retain their Premier League status - superb effort by their players and an outstanding piece of management by Chris Hughton.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) May 4, 2018
Chris Hughton has done a brilliant job. Fixture list wasn't going to do Brighton any favours with all of the top four in last five games of the run-in but he's got them to safety.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) May 4, 2018
So proud for my friend Chris Hughton and also delighted for Brighton and the chairman a fantastic club run by fantastic people. Welll done @OfficialBHAFC
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) May 4, 2018
— Lukwesa Burak (@LukwesaBurak) May 4, 2018
I am so happy for Chris Hughton. A lovely man by all accounts. Congratulations to Brighton. 🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) May 4, 2018
Congratulations to my old ROIreland colleague Chris Hughton and @OfficialBHAFC in staying up👍Hopefully see Chris at Anfield next week!!
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) May 4, 2018
— Jason Mohammad (@jasonmohammad) May 4, 2018
Speaking after Brighton & Hove Albion pulled off their memorable win, Hughton was thrilled with the manner how his side had performed.
Singling out performances against Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as vital in ensuring some belief and confidence among the players, you can watch Hughton's post-match words below.
At 59-years-old, Hughton, who played 53 times for the Republic of Ireland, has been in charge of Brighton & Hove Albion a little under four years.