Hughton interested in Palace and Brighton roles

December 28, 2014 15:28:36 UK

Former Newcastle and Norwich manager Chris Hughton would consider Palace and Brighton roles.

Chris Hughton has admitted he would be interested in the vacant managerial positions at Crystal Palace and Brighton.

Neil Warnock became the first Premier League manager this season to lose his job when he was sacked by Palace on Saturday. Meanwhile, Championship side Brighton have been looking for a manager since the resignation of Sami Hyypia on Monday.

Hughton, who is 23.00 to be the next permanent manager of Crystal Palace, has been out of work since being sacked by Norwich in April and speaking on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday, he admitted he would be interested in both roles.

He said: “On their own merits, they are both very good jobs.

“With Palace you have got a side that are in the Barclays Premier League and fared extremely well last season. They have had some difficult times of course of late, but they have showed some good form this season.

“Brighton have a wonderful structure and a wonderful stadium, new training facilities, and, of course, they are a side that have been very close to the play-offs in two previous seasons.

“Yes, they are both good jobs and I think any manager who is out of work at this particular moment would be interested.”

Going into Sunday’s fixtures, both Crystal Palace and Brighton were in the relegation zone in their respective divisions. Eighteenth-placed Palace are one point adrift from safety in the Premier League and are 2.62 to be relegated while Brighton are three points in the mire and are 3.50 to drop down to League One.

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