Premier League: Brighton sack manager Chris Hughton despite team staving off relegation

Hughton leaves despite guiding Brighton to the FA Cup semi-finals and retaining their Premier League status for a second successive season.

Agence France-Presse May 13, 2019 15:12:17 IST
Premier League: Brighton sack manager Chris Hughton despite team staving off relegation
  • Brighton sacked manager Chris Hughton in what chairman Tony Bloom described as 'one of the most difficult decisions' he had ever had to make.

  • Hughton leaves despite guiding Brighton to the FA Cup semi-finals and retaining their Premier League status for a second successive season.

  • A slump in their league form in the latter part of the season — which saw them sucked into a relegation battle — forced Bloom's hand.

Brighton sacked manager Chris Hughton on Monday in what chairman Tony Bloom described as "one of the most difficult decisions" he had ever had to make.

Premier League Brighton sack manager Chris Hughton despite team staving off relegation

File image of Chris Hughton. Reuters

Hughton leaves despite guiding Brighton to the FA Cup semi-finals and retaining their Premier League status for a second successive season.

However, a slump in their league form in the latter part of the season — which saw them sucked into a relegation battle — forced Bloom's hand.

"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," said Bloom in a club statement.

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