We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 19:54 | 18/5/16

Hughton signs new deal at Brighton

Former Ireland No2 pens four-year deal at the Amex Stadium

Former Ireland assistant manager Chris Hughton has signed a new four-year deal at Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 57-year-old extends his current contract as Seagulls' manager just days after the Championship club missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Despite amassing 89 points, Brighton finished third behind champions Burnley and runners-up Middlesbrough, and were eliminated at the semi-final stage of the play-offs, going out 3-1 on aggregate to Sheffield Wednesday, a club they finished 15 points clear of in the regular season.

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom says the new deal for the former Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich boss is a just reward for a fine season.

Albion started the season with a new mark of 21 matches undefeated, and ended their league campaign with a 14-match unbeaten run, equalling the club record set in 1999-2000.

"There is no doubt he is one of the best and most skilful managers in the country and we are delighted to be going into next season with Chris at the helm and leading our club, as we aim to go one step further and realise our ultimate aim of reaching the Premier League," Bloom told the club's official website.

"He secured our safety in his first five months in charge, and has instigated an outstanding turnaround in our fortunes on the pitch.

"He has overseen the building of a squad of which we are immensely proud, and one which has delivered a season to remember for our fans.

"He also has led the club off the pitch too, at important and difficult times, and we are very proud to have him as manager of Brighton & Hove Albion."

Silva future to be decided on Wednesday

10:05 | Today

Marco Silva's Hull future will be decided at a meeting with the club's owners on Wednesday.

Moyes leaves Sunderland

18:02 | Today

David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager.

No investigation into Terry send-off

09:38 | Today

The Premier League will not investigate John Terry's long-drawn out substitution in his final appearance at Stamford Bridge.

Kroenke: Shares are not for sale

11:36 | Today

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has made it clear that his shares are 'not, and never have been, for sale'.

Mata: Dazzling Ajax will be tough to beat

14:38 | Today

Manchester United will be looking to impose their experience on Ajax in Wednesday's Europa League final but Juan Mata admits they are wary of their opponents 'd...

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.