Date: 14th October 2016 at 11:32am
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England should consider Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton as their next permanent manager, according to Southend United’s Phil Brown.

The 57-year-old, who is currently in charge of the League One Shrimpers, told The Argus, “Chris Hughton comes to mind for me because of the great job he has been doing in the English game.

“He’s a tactician and a technician and he has been at some big clubs both as a player and as a manager.

“He knows how to deal with the stature of the players but there are a lot of good managers out there.”

25 January 2015 - The FA Cup Fourth Round - Brighton v Arsenal - Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal with Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton & Hove Albion - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Arsene Wenger and Hughton – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Gareth Southgate is currently in charge of the Three Lions on an interim basis, guiding England to a 2-0 victory over Malta, before enduring a goalless encounter in Slovenia earlier this week, during their World Cup 2018 qualifiers over the inetrnational break.

However, if The Football Association decide to look beyond the former Middlesbrough boss heading into 2017, Brown believes Brighton’s Hughton should be in the running for the full-time post.

Hughton, also 57, was appointed Brighton manager back in December 2014, with the Seagulls currently sitting fourth in the Championship table having won four of their last five outings.

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