Sunderland appoint Gus Poyet as manager

Oct 09, 2013, 02:01 IST | AFP

Premier League strugglers Sunderland have entrusted Gus Poyet (left) with the responsibility of securing their top-flight survival, announcing yesterday that they have appointed him as manager on a two-year contract.

The 45-year-old Uruguayan, who previously worked at second-tier Brighton and Hove Albion, succeeds Paolo Di Canio, whose seven-month tenure left the club at the foot of the table. Di Canio was sacked last month and Poyet arrives to find the club six points adrift of safety. 

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet

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