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Gus Poyet Finds Out He’s Been Sacked By Brighton On Live TV: Nightly Soccer Report

You’ve got to feel sorry for Gus Poyet. The former Tottenham Hotspur star found out on live television that he had been sacked tonight as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion.

While Poyet was working for the BBC tonight analyzing games from the Confederations Cup, Brighton published a story on its website saying that Poyet had been informed that he had been sacked as manager. According to Poyet, he had received no phone calls, texts or any other form of communication to tell him he had been sacked. Instead, one of the workers at the BBC printed off the statement from the Brighton website and gave it to Poyet.

Here’s video footage of how it unfolded and what Poyet says his next steps will be:

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Wongo1

    June 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    After the way he behaved at the end of the season can he be surprised that Brighton returned the favour.

  2. p

    June 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    He found out off-air he’d been sacked, whether through Brighton or the BBC. He then gave a live interview about it a short while later.

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