#Poyet has agreed a two year contract at the Stadium of Light and will take charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect
The new Black Cats boss Gus Poyet has been speaking at his first press conference.
He told ITV News that despite comparisons with his predecessor - he shouldn't be compared with anyone else.
Sunderland Football Club has a new boss.
Gus Poyet was confirmed this morning as the new head coach.
The Uruguayan has agreed a two year contract with the Black Cats and will take charge with immediate effect.
Kenny Toal sent this report earlier from Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
SUFC have officially unveiled their new manager. Gus Poyet arrived at The Academy of Light this morning and held his first press conference.
The 45-year-old has agreed a two year contract and will take charge with immediate effect.
Poyet praised Kevin Ball who has been in charge at the club since Paulo Di Canio was sacked two weeks ago.
Gus Poyet has been named as the new Sunderland manager, the club has announced.
The Uruguayan has agreed a two year contract with the club and will take charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.
Poyet, 45, replaces controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio, who was sacked last month by bottom-of-the-table Sunderland.
The former Chelsea midfielder previously led Brighton and Hove Albion into the Championship during a successful four year tenure before leaving in acrimonious circumstances in June.
– Ellis Short, Sunderland AFC Chairman.
"We analysed a wide range of candidates and believe that Gus's track record, experience, commitment and passion make him the right man to take us forward."
“We welcome him to Sunderland.”
Sunderland AFC has announced the appointment of Gus Poyet as Head Coach.
The 45-year-old has agreed a two year contract and will take charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.