Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton

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Christopher William Gerard "Chris" Hughton (born 11 December 1958 in Stratford, London) is a professional football manager and former player who is currently the manager of Birmingham City F.C

After making his professional d├ębut at age 18, Hughton spent most of his playing career with Tottenham Hotspur as a left back, leaving in 1990 after 13 years. After relatively brief spells with West Ham United and Brentford, Hughton retired from playing in 1993 aged 34. He also earned 53 caps for the Republic of Ireland national team, becoming their first mixed-race international. He started all three games of UEFA Euro 1988 in West Germany.

From 1993 to 2007 Hughton served as a coach and then assistant manager for Tottenham. He joined Newcastle as first team coach in 2008, and following their relegation, Hughton as caretaker manager took charge of their first season in the Championship, before being announced as permanent manager in October 2009. He was sacked as manager by Mike Ashley on 6 December 2010.

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A product of Tottenham Hotspur's youth system, the left back first played for the first team aged 18, and amassed in all competitions, more than 300 appearances. In November 1990 West Ham United signed Hughton, initially on loan, then on a free transfer with West Ham manager Billy Bonds signing Hughton as cover for the injured Julian Dicks. Locally-born Hughton...
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