Hughton said: "The successes in 1981, 1982 and 1984 all overlapped each other then we got some fresh blood in, a new manager and new ideas in 1986-87.
"It was a great period and the thing that sticks out from 1980 to 1987 is the quality of the players here. We had Stevie Perryman, Ossie, Ricky Villa, Glenn, Ray Clemence and then Chrissie Waddle and Clive Allen. All great players, exciting players and very entertaining sides."
Hughton joined West Ham in 1990 and helped the Hammers to promotion in 1990-91. He finished his professional career at Brentford before returning to White Hart Lane as reserve team boss.
After taking the reigns as manager for one game and an assistant's role to both Christian Gross and George Graham, Hughton, now 42, returned to his reserve post. With over 20 years of service, he will go down as one of the club's most loyal servants.
"I'm very appreciative of what I had in my playing career,' he added. "I played with some great players in some fantastic teams. I've been very fortunate."
Full Name: Christopher William Gerard Hughton
Birthdate: 11 December 1958
Position: Full back
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