Brighton & Hove Albion have sacked manager Chris Hughton after they narrowly secured Premier League survival.
The Seagulls lost 4-1 at home to champions Manchester City in yesterday’s last Premier League fixture of the season, finishing 17th.
The decision was taken after “struggling in the second half of the season,” a club statement said.
A search for a new manager is underway with Swansea manager Graham Potter leading Sky Bet’s odds.
Chairman Tony Bloom said; ” Our run of 3 wins from 23 Premier League matches put our status at significant risk. It is with that in mind, and the performances during that period, that I now feel it’s the right time for a change.”
Hughton was appointed back in 2014 and took them into the Premier League after a successful 15/16 season.
The English manager also took the seagulls to the FA Cup semi final where they lost to City 1-0 at Wembley.
The south coast side have only secure one win in their last ten games in the Premier League.
With Tony Bloom saying this form; ” put’s our status at significant risk.”