Poyet is new SAFC boss

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.

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Sunderland AFC tweet their support for new boss

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#Poyet has agreed a two year contract at the Stadium of Light and will take charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect

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#Poyet will be joined at #SAFC by his backroom staff Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway.

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#SAFC Chairman Short on #Poyet 'We believe Gus's track record, experience, commitment and passion make him the right man to take us forward"

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Poyet's first press conference

Gus Poyet meets North East media at his first press conference Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

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Gus Poyet named as the new Sunderland manager

Gus Poyet previously managed Brighton and Hove Albion. Credit: PA Wire

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.

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