Brighton and Hove Albion Sack Manager Gus Poyet

The Uruguayan has been sacked following an investigation by the club.

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Brighton and Hove Albion have sacked their manager Gus Poyet with immediate effect, Sky Sports reports.

The Uruguayan was suspended following comments he made after the clubs play-off semi-final defeat to Crystal Palace and was suspended alongside his assistant Maurico Taricco and coach Charlie Oatway.

According to reports, Taricco has had his suspension lifted but the club have decided to part company with Poyet after he failed to turn up to the disciplinary meeting last Monday.

Poyet has been highly successful for Brighton, leading them into the Championship in the first place and seeing them fall in the Championship play-offs last season.

Brighton haven’t said why Poyet has been sacked but have released a short statement announcing the dismissal of Poyet.

It read: “Gus Poyet has been informed today by Brighton & Hove Albion football club’s internal disciplinary panel that his employment has been terminated with immediate effect.

“This followed his suspension, an investigation, and a subsequent formal disciplinary process”.

According to the statement, Poyet does have the right to appeal the decision and the club will have an interim manager in place for the next few weeks as the club try and find a new manager.

Last night, Poyet was reported to have been lined by Newcastle to takeover if Alan Pardew leaves the club following Joe Kinnear’s appointment as director of football.

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