Gus Poyet suspended by Brightonby Mick Bates / 16 May 2013, 21:10Tweet
Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion have tonight (Thursday) suspended manager Gus Poyet along with assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway. All three have been told to stay away from the club pending an inquiry.
The Club have released a statement confirming that the manager and his assistant have beeb suspended and will make no further comment and will follow its internal procedures.
The basis of the suspension is believed to be Poyet's comments following the sides play off defeat on Monday evening against Crystal Palace. The manager on Tuesday said "Every summer you sit down and analyse where you can go, where you can get or not and depending on that you have got a project or a way of getting better."
Poyet has been with the club since 2009 winning promotion from League One in 2011 and took the side to a fourth place finish in this seasons Championship but failed to reach the play off final following the 2-0 on aggregate defeat to Palace.
So far only bookmakers Victor Chandler have released odds on who will be the next manager at Brighton making Darren Ferguson the favourite to take charge of the Seagulls at odds of 6/4, with Tim Sherwood at 6/1 and Roberto Di Matteo at 8/1
However with the news breaking of his suspension the odds for Poyet to be the next manager of Everton have been slashed from 10/1 to 4/1. He is currently contracted until 2016 but has always stated that he has wanted to manage in the Premier League although he opted to remain at the Amex Stadium when Reading approached him in March this year.