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Brighton have parted company with manager Chris Hughton following the club’s poor run of form in 2019.

The Seagulls managed to survive in the Premier League survival by two points after managing two wins in 2019.

Hughton replaced Sami Hyypia at the Amex Stadium in December 2014, with Brighton just above the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

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.”

“Chris will always be very fondly remembered by Albion staff and fans as one of our club’s finest and most-respected managers,” Bloom added.

“Chris has done an excellent job over the past four-and-a-half years,” said Bloom.

“First stabilising our club, reaching the playoffs in his first full season, securing our first-ever promotion to the Premier League, and retaining our status in two successive seasons.”

The Seagulls signed off the campaign with a 4-1 defeat to Champions Manchester City.

 

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