Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has signed a new deal to remain at the AMEX Stadium until 2021.
The Seagulls boss consolidated Brighton’s Premier League place at the first time of asking following their promotion last year and has been rewarded for his efforts with a new contract.
“Brighton & Hove Albion have agreed a new contract with first-team manager Chris Hughton,” a statement read on the club’s official website.
“Hughton, who joined Albion on New Year’s Eve 2014, has been rewarded with a new deal until June 2021, after an excellent first season in the Premier League, having guided the club to promotion just over a year ago.”
Chairman Tony Bloom said: “Chris’s record as our manager is absolutely superb, he has been great for the club and his measured and calm approach brings out the very best in all around him.
“Our first-ever Premier League season has been a brilliant experience for the club, with some iconic moments, including an unforgettable night at the Amex against Manchester United to secure our Premier League status earlier this month.
“Chris’s diligent approach is respected across football. He thoroughly deserves his new contract and on behalf of everyone at the Albion I’d like to thank him for a wonderful season.”
Hughton added: “I’m delighted to have extended my time with the club, and I would like to thank the chairman, the board, my staff and everyone at the club, including our fans, for the support we’ve had in achieving our aims.
“The set-up in terms of the training ground and excellent facilities, and the professionalism of all the staff across the club gives us a platform and creates an excellent environment for us to work on a daily basis - and I would like to thank everyone at the club for their efforts this season.
“Our second season will be tougher, and we will need that spirit of togetherness to help us continue to progress - but once we’ve had a well-earned break and reflected on the season just gone, we will begin planning for 2018/19.”