It was with Tottenham Hotspur that Chris Hughton first took to coaching. Between 1993 and 2007, Hughton served as a coach and then assistant manager. He enjoyed two spells as caretaker manager at White Hart Lane, and he also assisted Brian Kerr with the Republic of Ireland national team.
He joined Newcastle United as first team coach in 2008 and following their relegation he became caretaker manager. He led Newcastle back to the Premier League as champions, securing the manager’s job on a permanent basis along the way.
Joining Birmingham City as manager in 2011, Hughton guided the Blues to a fourth place finish in the Championship and led them through their first European campaign for 50 years. After narrowly missing out on a place at Wembley for the play-off final, he was appointed manager of Premier League Norwich City.
Joining Brighton & Hove Albion midway through the 2014–15 season, he secured the club’s place in the Championship and then took the team to a third place finish, narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to the Premier League on goal difference. He successfully achieved the feat a year later, leading Brighton to promotion as runners up and to the club’s first season in the top flight of English football since 1983.
He has been voted Championship Manager of the Year twice: in 2010 while at Newcastle and in 2016 for his work at Brighton. He is currently
the manager of Nottingham Forest.