Brighton appoint ex-Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich boss Hughton

Chris Hughton

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FORMER Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton is back in football – as the new Brighton and Hove Albion boss.

Hughton had been out of work since being sacked by Norwich City towards the end of last season.

The 56-year-old led Newcastle to promotion from the Championship in 2010, and also managed Birmingham City as they reached the play-offs in 2012.

Hughton takes over a Brighton side sitting 21st in the Championship, with Sami Hyypia having resigned as manager earlier this month.