• Chris Hughton: One of the Championship's Greats

    Chris Hughton has spent just four full seasons managing in the Championship. In that time he has won two promotions (inc. one title) & reached the play-offs during the other two campaigns, with a fourth placed finish at Birmingham his worst season in the second tier.

    Hughton has been recognised for his efforts by winning the LMA Championship Manager of the Year award an amazing three times in those four seasons (09/10, 15/16 & 16/17), having now surpassed Mick McCarthy (04/05 & 08/09), who has been managing at various levels for 25 years.

    Brighton's special one has also won the Championship Manager of the Month award a record nine times (Newcastle x4, Birmingham x2 & Brighton x3), twice more than the more experienced Neil Warnock & Billy Davies, his closest rivals to the accolade.

    In total Hughton has managed 206 League games in the Championship & has a very impressive win ratio of 52.42% (1.86 points per game), having lost just 38 times, while masterminding a quiet remarkable 83 cleansheets in the process.

    When we take away the 22 games he managed after replacing Sami Hyypia (W6 D6 L10 - which included 5 defeats & 2 draws over the final 7 games, once safety had been achieved) and concentrate on the full seasons, when he's had a pre-season to build & work with the squads, then his win ratio goes up to an even more remarkable 55.43% (1.95 points per game).

    The above table will surely make every Brighton fan even more thankful that, amazingly, Hughton hadn't been snapped up by another club during the Manager-Merry-Go-Round prior to Hyypia resigning.

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    1. giveusfalmerplease's Avatar
      giveusfalmerplease -
      amazing that after such a successful season this year and with all our strikers in double figures we still only scored two more goals than last year and only conceded 2 less.
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