Manager - Chris Hughton
Chris Hughton came through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, making almost 400 appearances for the North London club, and went on to win the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982, and the UEFA Cup in 1984.
Following his departure from White Hart Lane in 1990, he played for West Ham United and Brentford before announcing his retirement in 1993.
The former left-back also had a distinguished career at international level, winning 53 caps for the Republic of Ireland and was part of their Euro 1988 and World Cup 1990 squads.
Soon after announcing his retirement in 1993 he re-joined Tottenham Hotspur, and spent a total of 14 years coaching at the club, which included two caretaker spells in charge.
Hughton then moved to Newcastle United in February 2008, where he was originally appointed first-team coach working alongside Kevin Keegan, before being named caretaker manager the following September after Keegan’s departure.
He remained with the club during Joe Kinnear’s and Alan Shearer’s respective spells in charge and after another period as caretaker manager, he was given the job on a permanent basis in 2009 and led the Magpies back up to the Premier League at the first attempt in 2010.
Following his departure that December, Hughton headed to Birmingham in June 2011 and guided the club into the Europa League group stages, likewise the Championship play-offs.
At the end of the 2011/12 season, he was given permission to speak to Norwich City regarding their vacant managerial post and was appointed in June 2012.
After leading the side to a respectable 11th place in the Premier League in his first season, Hughton left the club in April 2014 before joining the Seagulls on New Year’s Eve 2014.
Assistant Manager - Colin Calderwood
Colin Calderwood has joined Brighton & Hove Albion as assistant manager to Chris Hughton, and the duo have a long history together.
Calderwood and Hughton were both at Tottenham between 1993 and 1999, with Calderwood still in his playing days while Hughton was on the coaching staff.
Calderwood was appointed first-team coach at Newcastle United, eventually becoming Hughton’s assistant as the club won promotion back to the Premier League. However Calderwood left in 2010 to take the manager’s job at Hibernian.
The former Scottish international left Hibs in November 2011 which led to him and Hughton being reunited. Hughton had taken the reins at Birmingham City in June that year and swiftly moved to appoint the former Tottenham player as his assistant for the second time after he left the Edinburgh club, having failed in his attempt to secure the Scot’s service in the summer.
After one season successful season at St Andrews, when the club made the Championship play-offs, the duo moved to Premier League Norwich City, guiding the Canaries to an 11th place finish in their first season. The pair left Carrow Road in April 2014 with the club lying in 17th place.
Calderwood’s own record as a manager has seen him win promotions with Northampton Town and Nottingham Forest, plus a one-year stint at Hibernian.
As a player the defender had a distinguished career, tasting most of his success with Swindon Town in the mid-eighties and early nineties before speniding six years at Tottenham Hotspur.
Calderwood finished his playing career with over 700 professional appearances to his name and represented Scotland at both Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup. He made 36 appearances for his country, scoring one goal.
First-Team Coach - Paul Nevin
Paul Nevin became Brighton & Hove Albion's first-team coach in June 2016, after previously holding the role of Premier League head of coaching and working alongside Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood during their time at Norwich City.
He also spent eight years as a coach at Fulham, and replaced Nathan Jones, who left to become Luton Town manager midway through the 2015/16 season.
As a player, Nevin featured for Shrewsbury Town, Carlisle United and Yeovil Town, and also had a four-year spell playing in America.
He began his coaching career with Fulham, where he worked as an academy coach and reserve-team manager; he has managed New Zealand Knights, before returning to the UK with Norwich in 2013.
He has also worked for the Football Association as a youth coach with England's national teams, and most recently has been head of academy coaching at the Premier League, a role he began in 2014.
Goalkeeping Coach - Ben Roberts
Roberts began his playing career at Middlesbrough in 1991, and kept goal in the 1997 FA Cup Final against Chelsea.
He moved to Charlton Athletic in 2000; three years later signed for Albion, following an impressive loan spell under then-boss Steve Coppell, and in his first full season he won promotion to the Championship.
He was part of Albion's play-off winning side of 2004, but made his final appearance in the Millennium Stadium 1-0 win over Bristol City - as the popular keeper was forced to retire due to a back injury in 2005.
After a spell out of the game, spent travelling around the world, he joined Yeovil Town as goalkeeping coach in 2009.
In 2010 he returned to Charlton - as goalkeeping coach, with his first game against Albion at Withdean.
Since ending his playing career he also gained a first-class honours degree in sports science and coaching.
Strength & Conditioning - Tom Barnden
Tom Barnden was appointed first-team strength and conditioning coach in 2014 following two years as head of academy strength and conditioning, and is starting his fifth season at the club.
Tom completed his postgraduate degree at Loughborough University before joining Coventry City FC in 2010.
He then moved to GlaxoSmithKline, working alongside other sporting organisations from a variety of different sports, before joining Tottenham Hotspur FC as a Sports Scientist in 2012.
During his time at White Hart Lane, Tom worked mainly with the first-team and under-21 development squads before taking the opportunity to work at Albion where he now oversees all fitness and conditioning at the club.
Tom posses the UEFA B license and is UKSCA and BASES Chartered Scientist accredited.