Andrew Crofts, Brighton & Hove Albion’s coach for the Under-21s side will take over as the interim-manager for the club’s first team.
Crofts used to be a midfielder and has made 494 appearances in the English game. He has represented the likes of Gillingham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Norwich City, Charlton Athletic, Scunthorpe United, Newport County and Yeovil Town.
The Welsh international joined the Seagulls’ U21 side as a player-coach in June 2021. And later transitioned into a full time coaching role.
Albion announced, “Interim head coach Andrew Crofts has spoken of his pride. And excitement at leading the team into this weekend’s fixture at Bournemouth.”
The former Albion midfielder said, “At the moment all I am thinking about is the group. And what the group need over the next few days.
“I’m proud and excited, I’ve been associated with the football club for such a long period. Over different spells, but it’s not about me. It’s about what the club needs and what the players need.
“The main focus is going to Bournemouth, to stay in the moment that they’re in as a group, to fight as hard as we can to get more points on the board and with what I have seen this season, they’re in such a good place, such confidence, you can see they’re really enjoying their football and looking forward to the next game.
“We just have to help drive what they’ve been doing. They’ve worked so hard as a group to get to where they are now. It’s just a case of helping them in any way we can.”