Gus Poyet

Where is Gus Poyet now?

Gus Poyet retired from playing in 2006 and moved into coaching as assistant manager at Swindon Town alongside Dennis Wise.

This was only to last a matter of months before they both moved up to Leeds United in the same capacity.

Poyet was on the move again in October 2007, this time to Tottenham Hotspur as assistant manager under Juande Ramos however after a string of bad results he left with Ramos in October 2008.

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In 2009 Gus Poyet took over as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion who he led to the League One title in his first full season.

After three relatively successful years with the club Poyet was sacked by the club after an initial suspension after losing in the Championship play off semi finals.

It was not long before Gus Poyet was back in football management with Premier League side Sunderland when he replaced sacked Paolo Di Canio in October 2013.

Poyet was successful in avoiding relegation after a four game winning streak at the end of the season ensuring safety with a game remaining.

Unfortunately, Gus Poyet’s Sunderland side had a terrible second season under his command and he was sacked in March 2015 after recording just four wins in 29 top flight games leaving them fighting for survival.

At the start of the 2015-16 season, Gus Poyet was a regular pundit on various TV channels including BBC, Sky and the Malaysian channel Stadium Astro.

However, Poyet was soon back in coaching when he was appointed manager of Greek side AEK Athens just six months after leaving Sunderland.

Unfortunately for Poyet his tenure was short-lived at the club and he was sacked in April 2016 after falling out with the club’s president.

In May 2016, Poyet was appointed as head coach of Spanish La Liga side Real Betis but was sacked five months later after only 11 La Liga games.

Poyet’s reign in Spain started off badly with a 6-2 defeat to champions Barcelona but after taking eight points from their next five games his side lost four of the next five games which ultimately led to his sacking.

Poyet wasn’t out of football for long and in November 2016 he was appointed as the new head coach of Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

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