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Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton

Christopher William Gerard Hughton is a professional football manager and former player. Born in England, he represented the Republic of Ireland national team. He is the current head coach of the Ghana national team.

1958

Birth of Chris Hughton
11 December 1958

Birth of Chris Hughton

Christopher William Gerard Hughton was born 11 December 1958 to an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father.

1979

Club career
24 June 1979

Club career


Chris Hughton had a successful playing career at Tottenham Hotspur, transitioning from a winger to a left-back and winning multiple titles, including the FA Cup and UEFA Cup. Despite injuries and competition, he continued his career at West Ham United and Brentford, ultimately retiring in 1993 due to a knee injury.

2005

International career
24 June 2005

International career

Chris Hughton, with Irish and Ghanaian heritage, became the first mixed-race player to represent the Republic of Ireland, earning 53 caps from 1979 to 1991. He played in the UEFA Euro 1988 tournament and was part of the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad. Hughton scored his only international goal in a qualifying match for the 1982 World Cup. He was honored with a testimonial match in 1995 and later served as the assistant manager of the national team from 2003 to 2005 under Brian Kerr.

2021

Coaching and managerial career
24 June 2021

Coaching and managerial career

Chris Hughton had a successful coaching career at Tottenham Hotspur, including winning the Football League Cup, before joining Newcastle United as a coach and later leading them to promotion and winning the Championship. He also managed Birmingham City, Norwich City, and Brighton & Hove Albion, achieving promotion and maintaining top-flight status, and had a brief stint at Nottingham Forest before being dismissed in 2021.

2022

Ghana national team
24 February 2022

Ghana national team

In February 2022, Chris Hughton joined the Ghana national team coaching staff as a technical advisor and was later appointed as the head coach on 12 February 2023.

2023

Personal life
24 June 2023

Personal life

Hughton's family includes his brother Henry, who also played football, and he is a member of the Labour Party. He is married to Cheryl and they have four children, including his son Cian, who followed in his footsteps as a footballer.

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