Gus Poyet is expected to be announced as the new Sunderland manager, after positive talks with the club last week.
He would replace Paolo Di Canio who was sacked a fortnight ago after a 3-0 defeat to West Brom.
- Gus Poyet is a former Uruguayan international midfielder.
- He began his career in 1988 at Grenoble, France and then River Plate in Argentina.
- He played for Chelsea from 1997 - 2001 before moving to Tottenham Hotspur where he played until 2004.
- Poyet was manager of Brighton and Hove from 2008 - 2013. He was sacked in June after Brighton's defeat to Crystal Palace in the Championship play-off semi-finals.
- If appointed, he would become the sixth man to hold the post on a permanent basis in the last five years.