I guess the question is whether its Brighton's peak they've reached or Hughton's... I guess it makes sense for them to try and find out though.I’m surprised so many people are up in arms about this one. He’s done a good job to get them into the PL and stabilise then for a season but the run they’ve been on at the end of this season has been nothing short of abysmal. The football they’ve played at times (Newcastle for example was really really poor). They were lucky not to be relegated and only won two games in the league in 2019. Fair enough the cup run they managed to put together was great but I think Hughton has reached his peak there imo. He strikes me as another Warnock. Excellent in the Championship and getting clubs promoted but just doesn’t have the next level.
The irony of the statement being the blatant disregard for Hughton having played a massive part in giving them that status in the first place.They won just three of their last 23 league games and none of their final nine.
Chairman Tony Bloom said that run "put our status at significant risk".
He spent 60m in the summer with a 56m net spend and they’ve gone 4 points backwards with their big money signing having a truly shite season. It’s completely fair enough that the chairman has lost his trust in him.The irony of the statement being the blatant disregard for Hughton having played a massive part in giving them that status in the first place.
This is a strange decision, I get that yes if you finish one place above the relegation places then there will be questions but who else are they going to bring in that will do better? The new manager is starting from scratch whereas Hughton would have probably already identified some transfer targets.
Whoever comes in, without sounding too harsh Brighton are a bottom 6 club in the PL and I suspect both Norwich and either Leeds or Villa (if that turns out to be the playoff final) will fancy their chances of finishing above them, Sheffield United I'm not so sure.
He was doing a lot more than that at Newcastle before they sacked him. He had them in a better position than their Messiah Benitez. Not only did they sack him, they sacked him for Alan Pardew, who had no greater pedigree at all.Some managers should just be used as promotion specialists. Him, Warnock etc. The moment they get you promoted thank them for their services and find someone suited for the PL.