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Brighton have sacked manager Chris Hughton after the Seagulls finished 17th in the Premier League.

They won just three of their last 23 league games and none of their final nine.

Chairman Tony Bloom said that run "put our status at significant risk".

Hughton, who joined Albion in December 2014, led the club to the Premier League for the first time in 2017, and they finished 15th in their first season back in the top flight.

Swansea boss Graham Potter, 43, who joined the club from Swedish side Ostersunds in 2018, is the favourite with the bookmakers to replace Hughton.

Hughton, 60, who was contracted until 2021, also took the club to the FA Cup semi-final this season, where they lost 1-0 to Manchester City.

Bloom said: "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.

"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."

Hughton won 40.93% of his 215 games in charge and was named the Premier League's manager of the month in March 2018.

He is the seventh Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

Bloom praised Hughton for an "excellent job" in stabilising the club, achieving promotion and retaining their Premier League status.

"Chris will always be very fondly remembered by Albion staff and fans as one of our club's finest and most respected managers," he added.

It is the third time the former Republic of Ireland defender has been sacked - he was dismissed by Newcastle in 2010 and Norwich in 2014.

Brighton achieved Premier League safety with one game remaining when Cardiff, who finished two points behind them in 18th, were relegated on 4 May.

The Seagulls lost 4-1 at home to Manchester City on Sunday, as Pep Guardiola's side retained the Premier League title.

Brighton appointed FA technical director Dan Ashworth in the same role earlier this year and in February he said his aim was to keep Hughton in a job for as long as possible.
13th May 2019 09:51 AM
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Not overly surprised. He was my tip to get canned first next season.
13th May 2019 10:10 AM
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premiership survival and an fa cup semi,what more do they want? ungrateful cunts. Rolleyes
13th May 2019 10:17 AM
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They were certs to go down next season if they kept him.

Likeable chap but bang average manager. At best.
13th May 2019 10:31 AM
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they went slightly off the rails because of the cup run, a lot of games for a fairly limited squad of players, but at least they tried to win the fecker, unlike our shower
13th May 2019 10:47 AM
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It did seem his time had come to an end, the awful 2019 results sealed it.

Overall he's left them in a far better place though.
13th May 2019 12:15 PM
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(13th May 2019 10:47 AM)WilloTheWimp Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.they went slightly off the rails because of the cup run, a lot of games for a fairly limited squad of players, but at least they tried to win the fecker, unlike our shower

They won 2 in 23 games I think?

Thats a tad worse than slightly off the rails.
13th May 2019 01:00 PM
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(13th May 2019 10:31 AM)Tight_Ass_Bramble Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.They were certs to go down next season if they kept him.

Likeable chap but bang average manager. At best.

Yeah always have a lot of time for the bloke but he's one of those managers who you bring in to get you out of the Championship and then get a better one in once you've gotten there
13th May 2019 01:10 PM
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(13th May 2019 01:00 PM)Sal Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(13th May 2019 10:47 AM)WilloTheWimp Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.they went slightly off the rails because of the cup run, a lot of games for a fairly limited squad of players, but at least they tried to win the fecker, unlike our shower

They won 2 in 23 games I think?

Thats a tad worse than slightly off the rails.

they are one of those clubs who should be happy to retain their premiership status, they lost the same amount of games as burnley did and only one more defeat than bournemouth, he guided them to the semi finals of the facup which we can only dream of, he also took four points off us....if he had relegated them i could understand why theyd sack him, but all things considered i do think it's a harsh decision.
13th May 2019 01:46 PM
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Wish him the best, decent bloke.
13th May 2019 05:24 PM
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Not much of a surprise although I am not too sure what they expect. That run of results was shit at the back end of the season. He won’t be out of work for long if he wants another post which he probably does.
13th May 2019 05:26 PM
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(13th May 2019 01:10 PM)omenator Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(13th May 2019 10:31 AM)Tight_Ass_Bramble Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.They were certs to go down next season if they kept him.

Likeable chap but bang average manager. At best.

Yeah always have a lot of time for the bloke but he's one of those managers who you bring in to get you out of the Championship and then get a better one in once you've gotten there

Like pardew you mean? Ha!
13th May 2019 05:27 PM
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You often see it. Going back to Peter Taylor at Leicester for instance.

Decent season, followed by a decent first half then fall to bits the after Christmas. Next season get stuffed 5-0 off a promoted side in the first day of the season and then relegated.

Obviously still take points off us....
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13th May 2019 07:13 PM
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currently 4/7 favourite for baggies job
16th May 2019 07:09 AM
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Replaced by Graham fucking Potter......the equivalent of Bloom asking Hughton to kneel down in front of him before slapping his face with his cock.
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