Albion's manager has been honoured by the League Managers' Association.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has been voted LMA Championship Manager of the Season.
The Seagulls boss was voted top boss by his fellow Championship managers at the LMA Awards last night.
Albion chairman Tony Bloom paid tribute, saying, "Chris has done a superb job this season and fully deserves this award.
"He's led and managed the team with great skill and dignity and on behalf of all our supporters, I would like to thank him for his efforts this
"Of course he deserves much more than this award, but it is testament to him that he's been recognised by his managerial peers."
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Chief executive Paul Barber added, "We are immensely proud of Chris and his efforts this season. The transformation he has overseen in the past 17 months has been phenomenal.
"Promotion would have been a more fitting reward, for Chris and an outstanding group of players, but I would like to congratulate Chris on
winning this award."