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Former Birmingham City Manager Chris Hughton guilty of motoring offence

Chris Hughton appeared in court this morning charged with failing to disclose the name of the driver of his car Photo: ITV Central

Former Birmingham City and now Norwich Manager Chris Hughton has been found guilty of failing to disclose the name of the driver of his car after it was clocked exceeding the speed limit in Solihull.

Chris Hughton appeared in court this morning. He will receive six points on his license as well as a £1,000 fine and ordered to pay £600 in court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

It was alleged the former Newcastle United boss' car was recorded breaking the speed limit in in February.

The Norwich Manager told the court that his wife, two daughters, his son and a family friend also used the car, he said he did not provide any names of the other drivers because he could not be sure who was in control of the vehicle at the time.

"I hadn't been driving the vehicle because we had a football match in Barnsley the following night."Our travel arrangements are such that we always travel the day before, certainly to a game where the distance is too great to travel on the day."I had travelled to Barnsley the day before this speeding offence."

– Chris Hughton
It was alleged the former Newcastle United boss' car was recorded breaking the speed limit in in February. Credit: ITV Central

Hughton became manager of Birmingham City in June 2011 after previous manager Alex McLeish left to take charge of bitter rivals Aston Villa.

He led Blues to a fourth place finish in the Championship but they lost 3-2 over two legs of the semi-final play-off against Blackpool.