Brighton Sack Chris Hughton

By: SBAT Staff

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Brighton have announced that they have sacked their manager Chris Hughton after a disappointing season in the Premier League. Although they survived in the league, they only managed to finish in 17th position, which is far lower than what was expected. They started the season well, but ended their campaign very poorly and had Cardiff shown a little more then this season could easily have ended in relegation for Brighton. 

An ending of just three wins from their last 23 league games, and no win in their final nine games of the season put an end to Hughton's Brighton career. Chairman Tony Bloom added that the performance of the team it the second half of the season had put their status as a Premier League club at great risk, and that was the reasoning behind the sacking of the manager. 

Where Brighton go next will be an interesting story to keep an eye. Whatever they do, they have time on their side by making this decision now, and that will really help them. They do not need to rush out and employ someone, and when they do bring a new manager in, he will have the full pre-season to evaluate what he has in the squad and decide where he needs to strengthen. 

Despite the prospect of a new manager coming into the club, the bookmakers feel that Brighton are still relegation candidates for next season. They are priced up at 5/2 to be relegated from the Premier League next season, which puts them amongst the favourites. Leading the way in that market are the two newly promoted teams, Sheffield United who are 8/11 and Norwich who are 10/11