The Sunderland boss has been discussing his time as Leeds assistant manager.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says the most difficult aspect of his job as Leeds United assistant was seeing so many people lose their jobs when the club went into administration.
The Sunderland manager was Dennis Wise's assistant at Leeds once upon a time and will now face the club in the FA Cup later today.
And Poyet admits the hardest part of his time at the Yorkshire side was seeing those behind the scenes suffer.
“Maybe they would prefer one or two years in the Champions League and three or four in the Championship, who knows?" the Sunderland boss is quoted as saying by the Chronicle.
“I don’t, I would prefer to build slowly and when you get there it is because you have done things right.
“It was tough when we were there. The most difficult part of administration is not the football club or supporters, it is the people in the office.
“Nobody thinks about that. They think football is about 11 players on the pitch and the 20,000-30,000 supporters. No, more than half the people working for Leeds lost their jobs and that was hard.”