Albion appoint Hughton as Hyypia replacement

Chris Hughton. Photograph: Paul Hazlewood.
Chris Hughton. Photograph: Paul Hazlewood.

Chris Hughton is the new Brighton manager.

Brighton and Hove Albion have officially unveiled Chris Hughton as the club's new manager.

The former Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Norwich City manager will replace Sami Hyypia, who resigned earlier this month. The 56-year-old has been given a three-and-a-half year contract at the Amex.

His first match will be this Saturday's FA Cup clash with Brentford and he will likely be joined at the Albion by one-time Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope who was part of Hughton's back room staff at both Birmingham and Norwich.

Nathan Jones, who impressed during his two-game spell as caretaker manager, will remain at the club.