Poyet lists Sunderland achievements in statement

Gus Poyet has revealed he was "disappointed" to be sacked by Sunderland, but "honoured" to have managed the Premier League club.

Poyet is proud of his achievements at Sunderland. Credit: PA

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:

I leave Sunderland feeling proud of all of our achievements during my tenure, not least reaching the club’s first cup final in 22 years when we took more than 30,000 fans to the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley. Of the three Tyne-Wear derby matches since I joined the club as manager, I am very proud that we were able to win all three, two of which were away from home.

I will never forget winning at Old Trafford last May, Sunderland’s first league victory there since 1968, which came shortly after beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

– Former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet