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9 June 2016

Paul Nevin has joined Albion's coaching team.

Brighton & Hove Albion have appointed former Premier League head of coaching Paul Nevin as the club's new first-team coach.


Nevin, who worked alongside Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood during their time at Norwich City, and spent eight years as a coach at Fulham, replaces Nathan Jones, who left to become Luton Town manager in January.


Albion manager Hughton commented, "Paul is an excellent coach and a good appointment for the club. I'm delighted he is on board and looking forward to working with him again.


"He has top-level experience from eight years with Fulham, his time in New Zealand and with Norwich; he has also worked for the Football Association and Premier League.


"Alongside Colin, Ben and myself he will bring a fresh perspective and different voice to the coaching mix."


Londoner Nevin, 46, played for Shrewsbury Town, Carlisle United and Yeovil Town, and also had a four-year spell playing in America. 


He began his coaching career with Fulham, where he worked as an academy coach and reserve-team manager; he has managed New Zealand Knights, before returning to the UK with Norwich in 2013. 


He has also worked for the Football Association as a youth coach with England's national teams, and most recently has been head of academy coaching at the Premier League, a role he began in 2014.


Simon Rusk, who covered as first-team coach during the season run-in, reverts to the position of under-21 coach, a role he combined with first-team duties during the second half of the season.


Hughton added, "Simon stepped up and did an excellent job. He is an exceptional young coach with a very bright future ahead, and I'm delighted we have him in charge of our under-21 group.


"The importance of the under-21 group increases this season, with no option of emergency loans, and therefore it will be of huge benefit to have such a strong lead coach, but also one who's had that time with the first-team group."

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