Sunderland set to appoint Poyet

07 October 2013 04:16

Gus Poyet is close to being appointed as the new Sunderland manager.

Press Association Sport understands the 45-year-old Uruguayan and Black Cats owner Ellis Short are on the verge of agreeing a deal which would see him take over from the sacked Paolo Di Canio, with an announcement expected within the next 24 hours.

Poyet would become the sixth man to have held the post on a permanent basis inside the last five years, and Short will hope he can bring the kind of long-term stability which has eluded his most recent predecessors.

Source: PA