Chris Hughton

Manager Profile

ChrisHughton

Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
    Ireland
  • Status
    Active
  • Joined Club
    31 December 2014
  • Age
    58 years 255 days
  • Date of Birth
    11/12/1958
  • Premier League Seasons
    6
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Tottenham Hotspur (a),
    24 November 1997, Won 1 - 0

Manager Bio

Chris Hughton is the current manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, having guided the club to the Premier League in 2016/17.

The former left-back spent most of his professional playing career at Tottenham Hotspur between 1979 and 1990 - winning the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup.

In 1979, Hughton became the first mixed-race player to represent the Republic of Ireland, amassing 53 caps for the country of his mother's birth.

He spent two years at West Ham United and a further season with Brentford before retiring in 1993.

Born in Forest Gate, Hughton started his coaching career in London with former club Spurs - a spell that lasted 14 years from June 1993 to October 2007.

Hughton's spell with the north London club included two caretaker manager roles and he served under 10 different managers at White Hart Lane.

On 22 February 2008, Newcastle United announced the appointment of Hughton as first team coach under Kevin Keegan before becoming caretaker manager in September following the former England manager's departure.

Hughton returned to his coaching role during the 2008/09 season, but found himself in the caretaker role again for the 2009/10 campaign following Newcastle's relegation to the Championship.

The Magpies started the season brightly, resulting in Hughton winning the Manager of the Month awards for August, September and November - the permanent appointment of the English-born coach followed.

Promotion back to the Premier League was secured in early April, before the title was sealed a couple of weeks later - Hughton losing only four of 46 league matches and remaining unbeaten at St. James' Park.

Newcastle and Hughton parted ways in December 2010 and was out of management until June 2011 where he took charge of Birmingham City.

After guiding the League Cup holders to the UEFA Europa League group stages and the Championship play-offs, Norwich City required the services of Hughton in the Premier League.

Norwich ended the 2012/13 season in 11th place, but the two departed in April 2014 with the Canaries one place and five points above the bottom three.

Brighton announced the signing of Hughton on 31 December 2014, guiding the Seagulls to the Championship play-offs in his first full season.

The next season would prove to be even more successful as he led Brighton to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history thanks to a second place finish in the second tier of English football.

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