Premiership club, Brighton and Hove Albion have sacked managerChris Hughton after the club suffered a 4-1 home defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
The defeat, which left them in 17th-place finish in the Premier League also gave Manchester City their second Premier League titles in a row.
Brighton chairman Tony Bloom said in a statement on the club website:
'Chris has done an excellent job over the past four and a half years.'Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season.'Our run of 3 wins from 23 Premier League matches put our status at significant risk. It is with that in mind, and the performances during that period, that I now feel it’s the right time for a change.'Chris will always be very fondly remembered by Albion staff and fans as one of our club's finest and most-respected managers.'I would like to wish Chris, Paul and Paul – who have all worked extremely hard throughout their time here – every success for the future, and thank them on behalf of everyone at the club.'They will always be welcome at the Amex, and will be remembered here with great affection.'
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