After securing themselves Premier League football next season, Brighton and Hove Albion have officially tied down their manager, Chris Hughton in a new three-year-deal with the club.
Hughton helped the Seagulls secure a position at the 15th position in the English Top Flight this season, with seven points adrift from the relegation zone.Following home wins against Premier League giants, Manchester United and Arsenal and a draw with Tottenham Hotspur all but saved them from relegating back to the Championship next season.
The 59-year-old, arrived at the Falmer Stadium back in 2014 when the Seagulls were struggling to win a game in the Championship facing relegation at the time has now put pen to paper to sign a new three year deal at the Falmer.
Speaking to the club website, he said: “I’m delighted to have extended my time with the club.
“The set-up in terms of the training ground and excellent facilities, and the professionalism of all the staff across the club gives us a platform and creates an excellent environment for us to work on a daily basis, and I would like to thank everyone at the club for their efforts this season.”
The Seagulls Chairman, Tony Bloom also added: “Our first-ever Premier League season has been a brilliant experience for the club, with some iconic moments, including an unforgettable night at the Amex against Manchester United to secure our Premier League status earlier this month.”
During his football international career, Chris Huughton was able to win 59 caps for his country Ireland and went on to provide his talents to the Irish National team as an assistant manager to then-coach Brian Kerr from 2003 to 2005.