Sunderland, who parted ways with controversial manager Paolo Di Canio on Sunday Evening have reportedly turned their attentions to former Brighton & Hove Albion boss Gustavo Poyet, according to The Independent.
The Uruguayan manager has been out of work since last June, Brighton's exit in the play-off semi final defeat at the hands of rivals Crystal Palace, saw Poyet duly suspended by the club for alleged comments made to the players that "he had taken the club as far as he could".
On 23rd June 2013 the club released this statement: "his employment has been terminated with immediate effect".
This was read out on the BBC Match of the Day programme where Poyet was working on a Confederations Cup game as a pundit. Poyet claimed he had no prior knowledge of his sacking, and has been out of work since.
Poyet is well regarded as a very capable coach within the game, and would bring a more grounded approach than Di Canio, who by all accounts ruffled his fair share of feathers at the Stadium of Light.
Poyet impressed at Brighton and managed to gain promotion with them to the Championship in the 2010/11 season, and earned a tag of giant killers in domestic cup competitions.
He is a very good man motivator and loves to play an attacking brand of football, something that the Sunderland fans would enjoy for sure.
Poyet is eager to prove himself in the Premier League as a manager after being successful as a player at both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.
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