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Chris Hughton Has Been Sacked By Brighton

Chris Hughton Has Been Sacked By Brighton

Chris Hughton is no longer manager of Brighton.

In a statement released on Monday morning, the club said that the former Ireland international along with staff members Paul Trollope and Paul Nevin have left the club with immediate effect.

"Chris has done an excellent job over the past four and a half years," said Brighton chairman Tony Bloom.

First stabilising our club, reaching the play-offs in his first full season, securing our first ever promotion to the Premier League, and retaining our status in two successive seasons.

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.

Chris will always be very fondly remembered by Albion staff and fans as one of our club’s finest and most-respected managers.

I would like to wish Chris, Paul and Paul – who have all worked extremely hard throughout their time here – every success for the future, and thank them on behalf of everyone at the club.

They will always be welcome at the Amex, and will be remembered here with great affection.

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Brighton finished two points and one place above the relegation places in the Premier League this season.

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