Brighton suspend Gus Poyet

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has been suspended along with assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway, the npower Championship club have confirmed.

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Seagulls suspend Gus

Brighton confirmed the news in a statement this evening that offered no reason for the surprise move, which comes three days after the Seagulls exited the play-offs at the hands of bitter rivals Crystal Palace.

The statement read: "Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that it has suspended its manager, assistant manager, and its first-team coach from their duties.

"The club will now follow its internal procedures with regard to this matter and will make no further comment at this time."

Brighton & Hove Albion suspend manager and assistant manager

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet (right) and assistant manager Mauricio Taricco Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The Brighton & Hove Albion manager was told today he must stay away from the Amex Stadium while an internal investigation into an alleged breach of contract.

It is believed comments made at the Championship club after the play-off defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday may be connected to the move.

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