Gus Poyet has revealed he was "disappointed" to be sacked by Sunderland, but "honoured" to have managed the Premier League club.
In a statement released through the League Managers Association, Poyet used the opportunity to list his achievements at the club, including three wins against local rivals Newcastle, last season's League Cup run and famous victories at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford.
"I am very disappointed to have left Sunderland but I am extremely honoured to have served this special club as their manager," he said.
Expanding on his time at the club, which dates back to October 2013 when he was appointed with the club rooted to bottom of the Premier League, Poyet explained:
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following his touchline altercation with Steve Bruce and dismissal against Hull.
A statement on the FA website read:
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet fears video technology would make football "boring" despite seeing defender Wes Brown cleared of a red card offence.
A review of footage of the incident which saw the 35-year-old sent off for a challenge on striker Radamel Falcao at Manchester United on Saturday prompted an independent regulatory commission to overturn match referee Roger East's decision on Monday afternoon, leaving Brown free to face Hull on Tuesday evening.
Team-mate John O'Shea, whose intervention looked to have felled the United frontman, also escaped punishment.
However, Poyet is not in favour of the introduction of replays in games, which might have spared his team from having to play the final 25 minutes at Old Trafford with only 10 men.
Brighton and Hove Albion have issued a statement saying that manager Gus Poyet has been sacked following a "formal disciplinary process".
The club added:
"Given the close proximity of the new season, the club will, in conjunction with its board, now seek to appoint an interim manager pending the outcome of a possible appeal. The interim manager will oversee the initial weeks of pre-season preparation alongside the club's existing staff."