Tonight as part of a massive week for Chelsea, we make the long trip up north to take on Gus Poyet's Sunderland. After Sunday's win against Southampton, how many changes if any should Jose Mourinho make? You pick the starting eleven!
I believe that Jose Mourinho will make at least three changes to the side that started against Southampton with one being an enforced change due to the injury to Oscar that rules him out of this one.
It's a little strange that Sunderland's situation at the moment is very like what it was back on April 14th, when they surprisingly beat an inept Newcastle side 3-0 at St. James' Park for one of their biggest wins ever over Newcastle away from home. Gus Poyet first derby game as the new Sunderland [.
Sunderland's players have been banned from talking about former manager Paolo Di Canio's time at the club. As Gus Poyet was unveiled as the Black Cats' new manager, midfielder David Vaughan revealed that the players have been told not to discuss Di Canio's brief stint in charge. With various rumours about Di Canio's interesting disciplinary [.
Newly appointed Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says he shouldn't be compared to previous boss Paolo Di Canio. Speaking at his official unveiling, the former Brighton manager was asked if his first task was to prove he was different to his predecessor. He said: "Firstly, I think we are all different. I don't think you can [.
The successor to the throne of Paolo Di Canio's reign has finally been found. Gus Poyet, the former Brighton boss, has replaced the Italian. After a faltering start to the Premier League campaign, Di Canio was sacked only after five games. His replacement brings with him Brighton backroom team of Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway.
The beginning of the English Premier League season hasn't gone well for Sunderland and Jozy Altidore. The Black Cats sit in last place in the league table and parted ways with manager Paolo Di Canioafter five weeks, zero wins and one point in the league.
Sunderland have appointed Gus Poyet as their new team manager.
Poyet replaces Paolo Di Canio and caretaker manager Kevin Ball in the job at the Stadium of Light. The Uruguayanwill be joined at the Stadium of Light by his backroom staff Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway.
Poyet has agreed a two year contract at Sunderland and will take charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.
It'd been in the pipeline for a while but, as of this morning, Sunderland have officially appointed Gus Poyet as their new manager replacing Paolo Di Canio, who was binned a week or so ago for being...well, a bit silly really.
The former Brighton boss joins The Black Cats on a two-year deal, thus becoming the club's sixth manager in five years.
#SAFC confirm new head coach Gus Poyet http://t.co/UiwV9upWV1 Sunderland AFC (@SAFCofficial) October 8, 2013 Sunderland have appointed Gus Poyet as their manager. The former Brighton boss has signed a two-year contract at the Stadium of Light. He replaces Paolo Di Canio, who was sacked last month after a poor start to the season.
Sunderland are set to announce Gus Poyet as their new manager within the next 24 hours, according to reports.
The Uruguayan is favored to replace former manager Paolo Di Canio. Poyet previously managed Brighton from 2009-2013, where he had a 44% win percentage and helped promote Brighton from League One to the Championship.
There are so many great stories tonight — AFC Wimbledon could be returning to the home where Wimbledon FC played (Plough Lane). Plus The New York Times writes about the NBC coverage that we've been raving about for two months. Nice of them to catch up!
But the main news headline tonight is that Sunderland have opened talks with former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen over the vacant manager job.
The new football season may only be a few weeks old but already we are starting to see some movements on the 'Managerial Merry-go-Round'. We are not even in October yet but Paolo Di Canio has already become the first major casualty in the Premier League having been given the sack as manager of Sunderland.
Former Brighton manager Gus Poyet has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next manager of Sunderland Football Club.
According toThe Guardiannewspaper, Poyet has had positive talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short. However a decision isn't expected to be reached until at least 48 hours, and isn't expected until next week.
Despite sources in Italy saying that Roberto Di Matteo may not be interested in the Sunderland job, Sunderland's Director of Football Roberto De Fanti is recommending Di Matteo for the manager position, but Ellis Short and the Sunderland staff have their work cut out for them if they want to hire the former Chelsea manager as the man to replace Paolo Di Canio.
Who Will Succeed Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland Manager? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paolo Di Canio became the first managerial casualty after he was shown the door on Monday. The Sunderland manager was relieved of his duties at the Stadium of Light after a dismal start to the season saw his side floundering at the bottom of the table with just 1 point in 5 games.
Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet, two of the early favourites to replace Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager, are both set to rule themselves out of contention for the post. The Guardian reports that the pair both plan to spurn any approach from the Black Cats, with "Di Matteo, especially, and Poyet apparently lukewarm" [.
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Last night, Watford's Fernando Forestieri was denied a goal at Brighton when the ball had clearly crossed the line. The "mistake" by referee Keith Hill prevented Watford taking all three points from the match.
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola was not a happy man: ""Everyone has seen it apart from the referee and the officials.
Poor old Gus Poyet. The former Brighton boss must feel like somebody's been sneaking into his world and pulling threads with the way his career has been unravelling lately. Since his side blew their favorites tag to go crashing out of the Championship play-offs to a Crystal Palace team in wretched form on May 13,the Uruguayan has been the football media's number one fall guy, suspended from his job and panned by his club for failing to attend a disciplinary hearing into the undisclosed charges hanging over him.
You've got to feel sorry for Gus Poyet. The former Tottenham Hotspur star found out on live television that he had been sacked tonight as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion.
While Poyet was working for the BBC tonight analyzing games from the Confederations Cup, Brighton published a story on its website saying that Poyet had been informed that he had been sacked as manager.
We found it hard to believe the story today, that Newcastle could be lining up Brighton manager Gus Poyet, just in case Alan Pardew and Newcastle get off to bad start this coming season. Gus Poyet sensationally sacked by Brighton But that was a major news story today, and as far as we can [...]
Gus Poyet bizarrely discovered he had been sacked as Brighton manager while working as a pundit for the BBC. The Uruguayan was sacked while offering his expert analysis during the Confederations Cup coverage. He was informed of his dismissal by host Mark Chapman and claimed that was the first he knew of the club's decision.
While serving as an in-studio pundit for the BBC's live Confederations Cup coverage, Brighton manager Gus Poyet was informed by the show's producers that the club had released a statement on their official website announcing the termination of his contract. Poyet had been suspended by Brighton since he sent out a scolding email in the wake of a bizarre incident in which feces were smeared in Crystal Palace's dressing room before the second leg of last season's Championship playoff semifinal.
[D]espite reports of Gus Poyet being on the verge of taking over at Reading last week the deal ended up in tatters, apparently due to the Uruguayan's reluctance to risk having a relegation against his name. With Reading's chances of a second successive Premier League season now in the hands of Nigel Adkins, we've been taking a wider view on the whole affair, wondering what Poyet's decision implies in regards to the relative sizes of the Royals and Brighton.
Much has been made about the reported meeting between Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish and manager Ian Holloway following Monday night's game at Selhurst Park. Palacesuffered a 4-1 defeatto Fulham thanks in large part to two stunning first-half goals from Pajtim Kasami and Steve Sidwell.
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Brighton & Hove Albion have issued a formal apology to Championship play-off semi-final opponents Crystal Palace after it came to light that excrement was smeared (apologies for all those taking elevenses at this point) on the floor of the Palace dressing room before the away team arrived.
Brighton have apologised to Crystal Palace after excrement was found smeared on the Amex Stadium's away dressing room walls ahead of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg. Someone at Brighton with access to the dressing rooms had staged a dirty protest ahead of the match, and the Eagles arrived for the game to discover their [.
Now that Cardiff City and Hull City have been promoted from the Championship to the Premier League, which of the remaining four teams in the Championship do you want to see win their play-off matches and go all the way to Wembley to win the Championship play-off final, to reach the promised land?
Reading are poised to announce Gus Poyet as their new manager to replace Brian McDermott who was sacked nine days ago. The Brighton and Hove Albion manager has steered the south coast club to seventh place in the Championship, just ... Continue...
Eden Hazard was outstanding last night and delivered the kind of performance we all know he is capable of. Gus Poyet described him as unplayable and Jose Mourinho hailed his performance but I want to know, just how good YOU think he can be!
If there is anyone who looks so comfortable and at ease with the ball at their feet it's Hazard.
Gus Poyet can be grateful that there was no widespread backlash against his appointment by Sunderland fans. On the same day the Uruguayan boss was unveiled by the Black Cats, Bulgarian side Levski Sofia held a first press conference for new coach Ivaylo Petev. Levski fans are furious at the appointment, claiming Petev is a [.
Although Mark Hughes is not believed to be the number one candidate, Stoke City have contacted Hughes to schedule an interview with the former QPR, Blackburn, Manchester City and Wales manager. Stoke are also believed to be considering Gus Poyet, Roberto Martinez and Malky Mackay as candidates for the position.