Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has once again been included in the prestigious Football Black List for 2018 under the coaching and management category.
Hughton picked up the same award in the coaching category last year, after leading the club to the Premier League in 2017, and has been honoured again after helping Albion to a 15th place finish last season.
He said, “I am very honoured to accept this award once again on behalf of everyone at the football club, after what was a very successful first season in the Premier League.
“The Black List is a great initiative, and it’s always pleasing to see the achievements of black and ethnic individuals within our game being recognised.
“Nights and awards ceremonies like this can only help to encourage more black and ethnic individuals to be involved in our game, and that can only be a positive.”
Football’s Black List is an initiative set up by Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds in 2008, which aims to highlight the role African and Caribbean individuals that have made a difference in the football community.
A total of 16 people formed part of the judging panel for the event, and includes both LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan and Kick It Out CEO Roisin Wood.