May 19, 2024

Former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has acknowledged his discussions with Sunderland’s owners amidst the club’s search for a new manager. Poyet, who led Brighton for four seasons from 2009 to 2013 and later managed Sunderland for two seasons, has been engaged in talks as Sunderland seeks stability following the departures of Tony Mowbray and Michael Beale this season. While Michael Dodds currently holds temporary charge, Sunderland is eager to secure a permanent manager to oversee their talented yet inconsistent squad, currently placed 13th in the Championship.

Gus Poyet | Official Website

Despite currently managing the Greece national team, Poyet’s future is uncertain, having reportedly declined an opportunity to manage the Republic of Ireland. Speaking to @FootballLeagueW, Poyet emphasized his familiarity with the Sunderland owners and praised the club’s potential, noting their overachievement last season by reaching the playoffs. He stressed the importance of stability and vision for the club, particularly with a young squad, advocating for calmness and a clear direction. Poyet highlighted the need for a head coach to guide the promising young players, fostering progress for the upcoming season.

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