Chris Hugton factfile
1958: Born Stratford, December 11.
1976: Makes Tottenham debut as a left-back, aged 18.
1979: Makes debut for Republic of Ireland - the first black player to represent them.
1981: Wins the FA Cup and the Charity Shield.
1982: Wins the FA Cup for a second time.
1984: Lifts the UEFA Cup with Tottenham.
1988: Plays all three of Ireland's games at Euro '88.
1990: Joins West Ham after making over 300 appearances for Tottenham.
1993: Spends the last season of his playing career with Brentford before retiring, winning the old Division Three.
Joins the coaching staff at Tottenham.
1998: Placed in caretaker charge of Tottenham until George Graham replaces Christian Gross.
2003: February - Joins the Republic of Ireland coaching staff.
2005: October - Leaves his role with the national side.
2007: October - Dismissed from his role at Tottenham.
2008: February - Appointed first-team coach at Newcastle by director of football Dennis Wise.
September - Named caretaker manager of Newcastle following departure of Kevin Keegan, before becoming assistant to new manager Joe Kinnear.
2009: February - Takes caretaker job again after Kinnear is taken ill, before assisting Alan Shearer until the end of the season as Newcastle are relegated from the Barclays Premier League.
July - Hughton placed in caretaker charge again, with owner Mike Ashley announcing he is selling the club.
October - After a flying start to the season, including two manager-of-the-month awards, Hughton is named as Newcastle's permanent manager.
2010: April - Secures promotion back to the Premier League, the title confirmed with a win at Plymouth.
October: Guides Newcastle to a memorable 5-1 win over bitter rivals Sunderland, four days after the club announce his job is safe and his contract will be reviewed in the new year, following speculation he was about to be sacked.
December 6 - Newcastle confirm they have parted company with Hughton, with the club 11th in the Premier League standings.