Football boss on motoring charge

Football boss on motoring charge

A Premier League manager has been found guilty of failing to identify the driver of his Audi A7 after it was caught speeding in the West Midlands.

Former Birmingham City boss Chris Hughton went before magistrates in Solihull after his Audi A7 was caught doing 73mph in a 60mph zone.

The 53-year-old, who swapped Birmingham for Norwich City this summer, was found guilty of failing to provide details of the driver when the incident happened on the M42 northbound carriageway in February.

Hughton can expect his car insurance premiums to rise after a court spokesman confirmed he has received six penalty points on his licence, while the former Republic of Ireland international also had to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

The court's verdict completes a bad week for Hughton, who watched his new team get their Premier League campaign off to a poor start when they were beaten 5-0 at Fulham last weekend.

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