New Black Cats boss praises club supporters.
New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has promised he will give the club’s fans a team to be proud of, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Uruguayan was brought in earlier this week as a replacement for the recently-sacked Paolo Di Canio, whose controversial managerial approach had not gone down well with the players or supporters, leading to a poor start to the season.
Poyet has vowed to help repair the damage, and praised the club’s “mad” fans as deserving of something better from the team they love.
“Looking at Sunderland from afar, the first thing that came into my head was the fans – they are mad about football and they will die for the club,” he said.
“We need to give them something. I can’t promise a cup or a trophy, because it would be silly to promise, but we will try.
“We will ensure that they feel proud of the team.
“They go to the ground to see something nice. They pay for the tickets and need to see something. We need to make sure we give them everything.”
This is Poyet’s first stab at Premier League management, after an impressive stint in charge of Championship side Brighton.