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Paul Trollope

Assistant Manager

Coaching Staff


A look at the Albion assistant manager's career.

Paul Trollope was appointed Brighton & Hove Albion's assistant manager in November 2016. He contributed towards the club’s promotion to the Premier League, as he assisted Chris Hughton in one of most historic seasons in the club’s history.

Albion's assistant manager helped keep the club in the Premier League during the 2017/18 season, as the Seagulls finished 15th and also reached the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

Trollope had managed Cardiff City beforehand, where he succeeded former Albion boss Russell Slade. Trollope has also been a member of Chris Coleman's Wales coaching staff, and he contributed to the country's impressive run to a semi-final place at the 2016 European Championships in France.

Swindon-born Trollope previously worked with Hughton at Birmingham City, during the 2011/12 Championship season, and at Norwich City - where he also worked alongside Nevin - from the summer of 2012 until April 2014.

Trollope started his coaching career at Bristol Rovers as a 33-year-old caretaker manager while still a player for the club.

He went on to spend a further five years as manager, leading Bristol Rovers to victory in the League Two Play-Off Final and the Football League Trophy Final in 2007, before stabilising the club in League One and reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2008.

As a player, Trollope was capped nine times by Wales, between 1997 and 2003. He began his career at Swindon Town - where his father, John, made 900 appearances - and went on to play almost 400 first-team games himself as a midfielder at Torquay United, Derby County, Fulham, and Northampton Town, scoring 37 goals.

Trollope secured three promotions as a player, including two to the Premier League - one with Derby County (as runner up in 1995/96) and another at Fulham (as champions in the 2000/01 season).