Chairman Tony Bloom has saluted the "measured and calm approach" of Chris Hughton that has brought Albion success under his command.

Hughton has been rewarded by Bloom for keeping the Seagulls up in their first season in the Premier League with a new contract until June 2021.

Albion stayed up with two matches and seven points to spare after beating Manchester United at the Amex earlier this month in their final home game.

Hughton won the Manager of the Month award for February after guiding Albion to third place in the Championship and the play-offs in his first full season in charge, then promotion the following year.

Bloom said: "Chris's record as our manager is absolutely superb, he has been great for the club and his measured and calm approach brings out the very best in all around him.

"Our first-ever Premier League season has been a brilliant experience for the club, with some iconic moments, including an unforgettable night at the Amex against Manchester United to secure our Premier League status earlier this month.

"Chris’s diligent approach is respected across football. He thoroughly deserves his new contract and on behalf of everyone at the Albion I'd like to thank him for a wonderful season."