Chris Hughton is widely considered as one of the nice guys in football.

Quiet, reserved and never one for the spotlight, he is currently doing a remarkable job with Brighton and Hove Albion in the Championship and we think he has been sorely overlooked when it comes to the England job. 

Just looking at his history and taking it on face value, it wouldn’t necessarily make for the best reading, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find he’s been harshly mistreated and hard done by.

His time with Brighton this season is just showing once again that he not only should have been considered in the running when the last vacancy came up, but he should most definitely be taken into consideration when the next opportunity arises.

Here’s three reasons why Shoot! think Hughton deserves to be the England manager…

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