Gus Poyet has said he will fight on as Sunderland manager despite thousands of supporters exiting the stadium and some even storming the dugout following a 4-0 thrashing to Aston Villa.
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Some supporters had to be held back by stewards as they attempted to reach and confront the Black Cats manager, staff and players in the technical area as Villa took a four goal lead in the first half of their Premier League tie.
Poyet is now odds on favourite to be the next manager to face the sack as his side sit just one place and one point above the relegation zone.
However despite their difficult position Poyet insists he will not walk away from the job but admits he does not know owner Ellis Short’s opinion on the clubs situation.
“[Quitting] is not in question. It would be too easy to blame everyone else,” said Poyet, reports Daily Mail.
“I am responsible. I am one of the few in football who is honest – I am responsible when we do well and I am responsible when we do not.
“I hate people who pick and choose and have too many faces.”
The report states three fans tried to make their way into the technical area before stewards had to intervene but Poyet admitting it was understandable behaviour and he would do the same.
“I would do the same. It was quite alright. They did what they had to do, it was not acceptable.
“It was probably the worst 45 minutes of my time here. I have no explanation for what happened in the first half.
“I’m extremely disappointed and shocked. I was not expecting that to happen.”