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Category: Chris Hughton

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Kick It Out apologise to Brighton for comments on sacking of Chris Hughton

• Organisation apologise for inference sacking linked to ethnicity• Townsend: coaching opportunities now ‘worse than square one’Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out have issued an unreserved apology to Brighton following comments by head of deve…

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Kick It Out apologise to Brighton for comments on sacking of Chris Hughton

• Organisation apologise for inference sacking linked to ethnicity• Townsend: coaching opportunities now ‘worse than square one’Anti-discrimination campaigners Kick It Out have issued an unreserved apology to Brighton following comments by head of deve…

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West Brom want Chris Hughton talks over manager’s job after play-off exit

• Hughton was sacked by Brighton on Monday• West Brom considering other options including JokanovicWest Bromwich Albion plan to meet Chris Hughton next week to discuss the possibility of him becoming their manager. Hughton is out of work after surprisi…

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Chris Hughton pays the price for Brighton’s lack of attacking quality | Nick Ames

The chairman, Tony Bloom, was alarmed at a loss of form that plunged the club into the Premier League relegation dogfightChris Hughton has rarely been tempted to overplay his hand and, speaking to a small huddle of journalists at the end of December, h…

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Chris Hughton remains defiant but Brighton seem paralysed by pressure | Dominic Fifield

Brighton manager confident of Premier League survival but slump towards drop zone has raised questions about recruitment and leadershipChris Hughton resorted to rattling off the positives. There were the recent away performances, “apart from the Chelse…

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Brighton must repay fans by winning Cardiff six-pointer, says Chris Hughton

• Coach admits fans were right to vent anger at Bournemouth loss• Cardiff could close gap to two points with win on TuesdayChris Hughton has insisted Brighton must be proactive in their approach to the crucial match against Cardiff on Tuesday after the…

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Pep Guardiola says quadruple ‘almost impossible’ for Manchester City

• Manager says season ‘already a miracle’ after FA Cup win• Brighton’s Chris Hughton: Kyle Walker should have got red cardPep Guardiola once again sought to play down Manchester City’s chance of winning the quadruple after their narrow FA Cup semi-fina…

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Premier League managers – the satisfaction index 2018-19

Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp have the expected high ratings, Mauricio Pochettino’s stock is slowly slipping and Chelsea’s incumbent is probably lucky to be in lower mid-tableThe international break appears to be coming to an end without any further m…

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Brighton’s Chris Hughton warns against ‘looking upwards’ after Everton win

• Manager says win against Everton proves club’s progress• But Brighton must not ‘start thinking we’re better than we are’Chris Hughton marks four years in charge of Brighton on Monday and, while he has never been one to luxuriate too fondly in his suc…

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Steve Sidwell: ‘I wanted the tears to happen. Then I was done as a player’

Much-travelled midfielder reflects on career as a Premier League player and on the tough decision to call it a day earlier this year“I’ve been with my wife since we were kids at school and she had never seen me cry, ever,” Steve Sidwell says as he reme…

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‘We have been warned’: Klopp on the visit of Brighton to Anfield – video

Jürgen Klopp insisted that Brighton were not to be underestimated, as they travel to Anfield for their latest Premier League game. Liverpool may have won both of their opening fixtures – and have yet to concede a goal – but Brighton produced a sur…

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Brighton’s Chris Hughton says draw with Spurs will boost confidence – video

Brighton manager Chris Hughton said his side were ‘well worth the draw’ with Tottenham, after taking a step towards Premier League survival.They are without a win in six games and sit eight points clear of third-from-bottom Southampton with four games …

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Sam Allardyce would have struggled with fan demands ‘if 15 years younger’

• Everton manager says his job is to keep pressure off players• Brighton’s Chris Hughton to discipline sent off Anthony KnockaertSam Allardyce has claimed he would have struggled to cope with the pressure on Premier League managers when he was younger …

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Chris Hughton’s honest approach strikes a chord at Brighton | Amy Lawrence

Manager’s straightforward style has helped his players deal with the nerves and rigours of Premier League footballTo the outside world, a manager’s decisions are the only way to judge their work. But to the inner circle, to the players and staff that m…

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Chris Hughton calls on own experience to sustain Brighton’s run in FA Cup

• Hughton won FA Cup twice as a player with Tottenham• Brighton, now five games unbeaten, are gathering steamChris Hughton says he does not believe in omens but for Brighton they are stacking up promisingly. Their most recent season in the top flight b…

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Roy Hodgson changes tune on Brighton winner after ‘spiteful’ outburst at referee

Despite initial suspicions Crystal Palace manager eventually accepts verdict of new video review system that striker’s goal did not involve any handballRoy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching…

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Bruno’s blunder is a Brighton body blow as Everton escape with a 1-1 draw | Paul MacInnes

Chris Hughton’s tactics were working perfectly until his captain conceded a late penalty for an inexplicable charge at Dominic Calvert-LewinWithout having access to Brighton defender Bruno’s inner monologue, or tucking a microphone into his beard, it’s…

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Premier League 2017-18 preview No3: Brighton & Hove Albion

Chris Hughton and Tony Bloom have been made free men of Brighton but the manager and owner know their team begin as one of the relegation favourites

Guardian writers’ predicted position 20th (NB: this is not necessarily Ben Fisher’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips)

Last season’s position 2nd (Championship)

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Chris Hughton: ‘I have a thirst for knowledge. I won’t always be a manager’

In an exclusive interview, the Brighton manager talks about the ‘shocking’ imbalance between white and BAME managers in England and his hopes for Brighton in the Premier League next season

“It is shocking and the more we speak about it, and reflect on it, the more it hits home that there’s an incredible imbalance,” Chris Hughton says as he addresses the grievous lack of black managers in English football. His only current managerial contemporary is Keith Curle, in charge of Carlisle in League Two, and Hughton’s quietly-spoken words carry even more impact now that he has led Brighton into next season’s Premier League.

Brighton’s inspiring promotion, after decades of strife in which the club became homeless, bankrupt and on the brink of losing their place in the Football League, was guaranteed last week. Their 58-year-old manager is now determined to win the Championship title on Saturday, with a game to spare, by beating Bristol City at home. But first, on a cold evening at the Amex Stadium, before his players participate in their annual awards, it is striking how he sidesteps beaming celebrations or personal vindication. Hughton, instead, confronts more important issues with a social conscience that is often missing from English football.

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Brighton’s long march ends in Chris Hughton’s completion of a job well done

Twenty years ago it looked all over but an unflappable manager, a sparkling winger and special team spirit have taken them back to the promised land

Two days after an exhausted Brighton had lost to Sheffield Wednesday in last season’s play-off semi-final, the club announced that the manager, Chris Hughton, had signed a new four-year contract. In the afterglow of ostensible failure that sort of thing might have been regarded as inadvisable by some, but not Brighton. Hughton is part of a plan, one that has brought them to the Premier League.

It has been a plan 20 years in the making. Year Zero for Brighton was 1997, when they eked out a draw on the final day of the season against Hereford to stay in the Football League. It was a point that saved them not just from relegation but quite possibly from oblivion, the club having been run into the ground and out of their old home. Over the next two decades the former chairman Dick Knight, followed by the current chairman and benefactor to the tune of nearly £250m Tony Bloom – boyhood fans both – first saved what was then a shell of a club, then oversaw its transition.

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