Brighton boss Poyet suspended

16 May 2013 08:17

Brighton manager Gus Poyet was suspended by the Championship club on Thursday along with assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway.

Former Chelsea and Tottenham star Poyet is reported to have angered Brighton chairman Tony Bloom after telling his players he was likely to quit the club in the close-season.

The 45-year-old Uruguayan has been linked with a move to Everton to replace Manchester United-bound David Moyes, while Stoke and Fulham have also been linked with Poyet.

It was reported that he is unhappy with next season's budget for new signings at Brighton and has been told to stay away from the club following his admission that he may leave.

The English second tier team confirmed Poyet's suspension in a statement that offered no reason for the move, which came three days after the Seagulls were beaten in the Championship play-off semi-finals by bitter rivals Crystal Palace.

The statement read: "Brighton and Hove Albion has confirmed that it has suspended its manager, assistant manager, and its first-team coach from their duties.

"The club will now follow its internal procedures with regard to this matter and will make no further comment at this time."

Poyet, who joined Brighton in 2009, was rewarded with a five-year contract in September 2011 after leading the club to promotion from League One the previous season.

Source: AFP