After a year out of the game, it looks like former Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton will be back in football management ahead of the new 2020/21 season.
This comes via some ‘breaking news’ from talkSPORT, who claim the 61-year-old has now agreed to become the new Bristol City manager.
Hughton has been out of work since leaving Brighton last summer, but looks set for another stint in the Championship here, with him expected to replace a recently sacked Lee Johnson at Ashton Gate.
Bristol City were just one point behind the play-off spots before COVID-19 struck, but ended the season in 12th place last night following a final day draw with Preston.
The former NUFC boss is believed to have held talks with Bristol City in recent days and will be warmly received should this news be true, with him taking us back to the Premier League in 2010, making Brighton’s top flight dream a reality three years ago and also leading Birmingham to the play-offs in 2011/12.
A great bloke and a manager who played a huge role in stabilising our club following our relegated back in 2009.
Good luck to him. If his track record in the Championship is anything to go by, we might see Bristol City competing towards the top end of the second tier soon!