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Gus Poyet is Sunderland’s Number One Target to Replace Di Canio As Manager

gus poyet Gus Poyet is Sunderlands Number One Target to Replace Di Canio As Manager

Former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next manager of Sunderland Football Club.

According to The Guardian newspaper, Poyet has had positive talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short. However a decision isn’t expected to be reached until at least 48 hours, and isn’t expected until next week.

Sunderland caretaker manager Kevin Ball, who managed the Black Cats to victory last night against Peterborough in the League Cup, will be in charge of the team for this weekend’s Premier League match against Liverpool.

It’s understood that Sunderland are planning on doing due diligence on Poyet before an offer will be made. The Uruguayan was sacked by Brighton in June, and Poyet found out about the dismissal on live television. Both the club and Poyet are currently tangled in a legal dispute.

Here’s a video featuring the best of Gus Poyet as Brighton manager:

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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