Brighton sacks Chris Hughton as manager 

  • 16:49 13 May 2019

Brighton sacks Chris Hughton as manager

Brighton has sacked manager Chris Hughton following the club’s poor run of form in 2019, ONA reports citing The Guardian.

Albion scraped Premier League survival by two points following only two wins from 18 top-flight matches since the turn of the year.

Hughton took over at Brighton in December 2014, taking them to the Premier League in the summer of 2017. Hughton replaced Sami Hyypia at the Amex Stadium in December 2014, with Brighton just above the Championship relegation zone. After defeat in the play-off semi-finals in 2016, Hughton led Albion to promotion the following season with a second-placed finish.

He also guided the club to only their second FA Cup semi-final earlier this season. Assistant manager Paul Trollope and first-team coach Paul Nevin have also departed. The club has confirmed that the search for Hughton’s successor is already under way.