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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."

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