Michael Owen, Jim Beglin and Don Hutchison react to Gus Poyet sacking

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Former Liverpool, Manchester United and Leeds United players have their say on the dismissal of Gus Poyet as the Sunderland manager.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has written on Sportlobster.com that Sunderland need to choose their next manager carefully.

Premier League outfit Sunderland are currently on the lookout for a new boss following the dismissal of Gus Poyet on Monday.

“A stinking result on Saturday puts the seal on Gus Poyet,” Owen wrote on Sportlobster.com. “Sunderland’s hierarchy need to choose well as it's looking bleak at present.”

Sunderland are currently 17th in the Premier League table with 26 points from 29 matches, just a point above third-from-bottom Burnley.

The Black Cats suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light, and it was that comprehensive loss that saw Poyet lose his job.

Getting sacked is not something that a manager is ever proud of, but former Liverpool and West Ham United midfielder Don Hutchison believes that Poyet will actually be happy with the dismissal.

Former Liverpool and Leeds United defender Jim Beglin also had his say on the dismissal of Poyet.

Poyet took charge of Sunderland in October 2013 and kept the Black Cats in the Premier League.

However, things have not gone according to plan for Sunderland this season. Perhaps it was the right decision from the club to move on from Poyet.

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