Poyet Named New Brighton Bossby Mark Cohen / 10 November 2009, 16:30Tweet
Gus Poyet has been named new manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. The Uruguayan has been handed an 18 month contract at The Withdean Stadium and it will be the first time that Poyet has been the fist team manager of a club.
The former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder is an exciting appointment for Seagulls fans and could well turn out to be a very shrewd appointment by the Albion board. Poyet comes with an excellent reputation coach following roles as assistant manager at Swindon and Leeds, both under Dennis Wise, before leaving Elland Road to join Spurs in 2008, where he was number two to Juande Ramos.
He will now get the chance to confirm his status as one of the most promising young managers in the game, Something that Brighton Chairman, Tony Bloom, is clearly excited about, stating "Gus is one of the best up and coming young coaches in this country. His credentials are exceptional and all of the reports we had on his coaching ability are outstanding."
Poyet takes hold of the reigns at The Withdean following the recent sacking of Russell Slade and with the team just one place above the League One relegation zone on goal difference. However, this appointment is one of ambition and it is unlikely that The Seagulls will be at the wrong end of the table for much longer with money expected to be made available for new signings in January.