Chris Hughton has been sacked by Brighton after four-and-a-half years as the club’s manager.
The 60-year-old led the Seagulls to Premier League survival this season, but they stayed up by just two points after winning only 11 points in 18 games in 2019.
Hughton’s assistant Paul Trollope and first-team coach Paul Nevin have also left the club.
Hughton was appointed in December 2014 and kept the club in the Sky Bet Championship in his first campaign, before achieving promotion to the top flight in 2017.
The former Ireland defender led Brighton to 15th position in their first season in the Premier League, amassing 40 points in the process.
However, despite signing nine new players, including club-record purchase Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the Seagulls finished two places and four points worse off this campaign.
Brighton’s poor form in 2019, where they took 11 points from a possible 54 compared to 25 points in the first half of the season, sealed Hughton’s fate.
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