Vincelot sticks up for Poyet

One of Gus Poyet's former players has backed him to be a success at Sunderland.

Romain Vincelot played for Poyet at Brighton - the club he took from the League One relegation zone to the Championship play-offs in the space of three-and-a-half years.

He's in the kind of situation he was in when he arrived at Brighton, so I think he has the ability to do it.

Then it is the Premier League, so it is a big challenge for him, but I think he has everything to do it properly.

He's a really good manager and a good tactician, really unbelievable. He gave me good advice and lots of good habits on the pitch.

– Former Brighton midfielder Romain Vincelot