Last season Gus Poyet saved Sunderland from relegation and saw them to the final of the Capital One Cup. This season though, it seems the Uruguayan has lost his magic touch, as Sunderland has won only four matches this season. They are one point and one spot away from the relegation zone.
Gus Poyet who replaced Paolo Di Canio last season, lost his job after relegation-threatened Aston Villa won 4-0 at the stadium of light. All goals were scored in the first half. Is this the right way to pay a saviour? In football though, saviours are replaceable.
Chairman Ellis Short said: “I would like to thank Gus for his endeavors during his time at the club, in particular last season’s ‘great escape’ and cup final appearance, which will live long in the memory of every Sunderland fan.”
“Sadly, we have not made the progress that any of us had hoped for this season and we find ourselves battling, once again, at the wrong end of the table. We have therefore made the difficult decision that a change is needed.”
We wish Poyet good luck.
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