Brighton sack Chris Hughton after Man City loss

English side, Brighton and Hove Albion, have sacked their manager, Chris Hughton, after the team’s poor run of form in 2019.

The 60-year-old’s last game as manager came on Sunday at the Amex Stadium on Sunday in a loss to eventual champions, Manchester City.

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

Club chairman Tony Bloom said that run “put our status at significant risk.”

Chris Hughton who joined 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.

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

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