Brighton Boss Sacked

13 May 2019, 10:33 | Updated: 13 May 2019, 10:34

Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton has been sacked as Brighton manager.

It follows the club's poor run of form since the beginning of the year. Albion avoided relegation by two points following just two wins from 18 top-flight matches in 2019.

Sunday's 4-1 defeat at home to champions Manchester City proved to be the final game of Hughton's four-and-a-half-year tenure.

Seagulls chairman Tony Bloom told the club website: "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.

"Our run of three 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."