Chris Hughton has been rewarded for guiding Albion to Premier League safety with a new three-year contract.

The deal for the manager until June 2021 replaces the four-year contract he signed in May 2016 after just missing out on promotion to the Championship.

The Seagulls made amends the following season and Hughton's stay at the Amex has now been extended again after steering them to 15th in their debut campaign in the Premier League, the second-highest finish in the club's history.

Albion were in relegation trouble in the Championship when Hughton, 59, succeeded Sami Hyppia on a three-and-a-half year contract on New Year's Eve 2014.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "Chris has been an absolute pleasure to work with on a day-to-day basis. He understands the club, the community and what it takes to make progress and bring success - and he is delivering both on and off the pitch.

"His record since arriving three-and-a-half years ago has been outstanding and he thoroughly deserves this new contract."

Hughton, the fourth longest-serving manager in the Premier League and 11th longest in the country, said: "I'm delighted to have extended my time with the club and I would like to thank the chairman, the board, my staff and everyone at the club, including our fans, for the support we've had in achieving our aims."