Chris Hughton Biography, Wife, Age, Net Worth. Christopher William Gerard Hughton is an Irish former professional footballer, coach, and football manager. What most people do not know however is that Chris Hughton is Ghanaian by birth.
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Chris Hughton’s profile summary
- Name: Chris Hughton
- Birth name: Christopher William Gerard Hughton
- Date of birth: 11 December 1958
- Place of birth: Forest Gate, Essex, England
- Age: 64 years old
- Birth sign: Sagittarius
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: English
- Father: Willie Hughton
- Mother: Christine Bourke
- Siblings: Henry Hughton
- Wife: Cheryl
- Children: Four
- Occupation: Football manager
- Team: Ghana, Nottingham Forest
Chris Hughton Biography
Chris Hughton, who was born on December 11, 1958, in England, first joined Tottenham Hotspur’s youth system in 1971, when he was 13 years old. He joined the team in 1977 as a part-time player and switched to full-time professional football in July 1979. That same year, he made his first team debut against Manchester United in the League Cup’s second round.
Willie Hughton, a Ghanaian immigrant postman, and his Irish wife Christine Bourke gave birth to Christopher William Gerard Hughton in Forest Gate, London. He attended St Bonaventure’s Catholic School and completed a four-year apprenticeship as a lift engineer before joining Tottenham Hotspur. He played for the Republic of Ireland national team and was the first mixed-race player to do so in 1979.
Hughton retired from playing in 1990 at the age of 34, and from 1993 to 2007, he served as Tottenham’s coach and then assistant manager. He joined Newcastle United as first-team coach in 2008 and took over as caretaker manager after the club was relegated. Hughton was manager of Birmingham City for one season, leading them to fourth place in the Premier League before joining Norwich City in June 2012.
In December 2014, he was appointed manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. Hughton led the club to promotion to the Premier League for the first time in its history three years later, in 2017. In October 2020, he was named manager of Nottingham Forest. Hughton was a member of the Tottenham Hotspur teams that won the FA Cup in 1980-81 and 1981-82, the UEFA Cup in 1983-84, and the FA Charity Shield in 1981.
He also played for Brentford, which won the Football League Third Division in 1991-92. He managed Newcastle United to the Football League Championship in 2009-10 and Brighton & Hove Albion to the EFL Championship, where they finished second in 2016-17. He has received several awards, including Premier League Manager of the Month in February 2018, Football League/EFL Championship Manager of the Month in August, September, and November 2009, April 2010, October 2011, January 2012, August 2015, April and December of 2016, and January of 2017.
In 2009-10 and 2015-16, he was named Football League Championship LMA Manager of the Year. At the 2017 Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs), he was named England Athletics Coach of the Year. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Sussex.
Chris Hughton age: How old is Chris Hughton?
Chris Hughton is 64 years old. He was born on December 11, 1958, in England
Where is Chris Hughton managing?
Chris Hughton is the new head coach of the black stars of Ghana.
Chris Hughton wife: Is chris hughton married?
Yes, Chris Hughton is married to Cheryl Hughton and they are blessed with four children. Two sons Leon and Cian, and two daughters named; Carleen and Aisha. Cian is a footballer; he began his career with Tottenham Hotspur, represented the Republic of Ireland at the under-21 level, and played in the Football League for Lincoln City.
Chris Hughton net worth
What is Chris Hughton net worth? Chris Hughton net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Is Chris Hughton still a manager?
Yes, he is currenting coaching the black stars of Ghana national team.
Who is Chris Hughton father?
Chris Hughton father is called Willie Hughton. He is a Ghanaian immigrant postman
Who is the current Ghana Black Stars coach?