Sunderland are set to announce Gus Poyet as their new manager within the next 24 hours, according to reports.
The Uruguayan is favored to replace former manager Paolo Di Canio. Poyet previously managed Brighton from 2009-2013, where he had a 44% win percentage and helped promote Brighton from League One to the Championship. He left on bad terms with the club after his side were knocked out in the Championship play-off semi-final against Crystal Palace, and is currently in a legal dispute with the south coast club.
The challenge about Poyet is that he has no experience as a Premier League manager. The former Chelsea footballer had his Brighton team playing a very attractive Swansea-style of football on the pitch.
What’s your opinion about Poyet? Will he be able to succeed where Di Canio failed? And will he be able to keep Sunderland from being relegated this season? Share your opinion in the comments section below.
Here are this morning’s world soccer news headlines:
- Sunderland set to announce Gus Poyet as their new manager within the next 24 hours — Independent
- Andrea Pirlo and Tottenham in contact over potential transfer next season, according to Gianluca Vialli — The Mirror
- FIFA approves extra breaks to help players keep their cool — Inside World Football
- The cost of rescheduling Qatar — The Political Economy of Football
- Soccer game at Buckingham Palace? English FA celebrate 150th anniversary in style — Pro Soccer Talk
- Ribery: I work harder than Messi & Ronaldo — Goal
- 10,353 days later: Braunschweig’s first Bundesliga win since 1985 — The Guardian
- Bayern Munich don their lederhosen and party at Oktoberfest — Telegraph
- Borussia Dortmund won’t be making a move for Kevin De Bruyne — Sky Sports
- Former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini closing in on Birmingham City purchase — The Mirror
- Tony Pulis prepared to take job in the Championship — Independent
- Rayo Vallecano’s principled risk-takers finally come good — The Guardian
- Lazio captain loses match-fixing appeal and has ban extended — Inside World Football
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