Brighton appoint former Chelsea and Spurs star Gus Poyet as new mananger

10 November 2009 01:22
Former Chelsea and Tottenham star Gus Poyet has been appointed the new manager of Brighton and Hove Albion.[LNB]The League One strugglers sacked Russell Slade earlier this month following a disappointing start to the season.[LNB]Poyet has agreed a deal until the end of next season, and will be unveiled at the club on Tuesday afternoon.[LNB] New boss: Gus Poyet has been appointed the new Brighton manager[LNB]The club's new assistant manager will be former Ipswich and Tottenham defender Mauricio Taricco.[LNB]Chairman Tony Bloom said: 'Gus is one of the best up and coming young coaches in this country and we are delighted to give him his first opportunity in management.[LNB]'His credentials are exceptional and all of the reports we have had on his coaching ability are outstanding.[LNB]'I am certain he will be a big success with the Albion, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both Gus and Mauricio to the club.'[LNB]Poyet was number two to Juande Ramos at Spurs and second in command at Swindon and Leeds under Dennis Wise. [LNB]He is expected to take charge for Brighton's game at Southampton on Sunday.[LNB] Former Reading boss Coppell turns down chance to take Brighton helmBrighton sack manager Slade after just eight months in charge of the Seagulls [LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People:Russell SladePlaces:Leeds

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