Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed the appointment of Paul Trollope as their new assistant manager. The 44-year-old makes a swift return to football, having been sacked as manager of Cardiff City in October following a poor start to the season.
Seagulls boss Chris Hughton had been searching for a number two after Colin Calderwood rather unexpectedly left the club to take on a similar role assisting Steve Bruce at Championship rivals Aston Villa. Hughton and Trollope are reunited for the third time in their careers, having previously worked together at Birmingham City and Norwich City.
Trollope was also part of the Wales coaching team, led by Chris Coleman, that enjoyed a run to the semi-finals of the European Championships in France over the summer. Hughton expressed his delight at working with Trollope once again, who will have a lot to offer over the coming months and years at the Amex Stadium,
“He’s an excellent coach, and since his time with me, he’s gone on to gain great experience at international level with Wales and in club management with Cardiff City.”