Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Poyet's statement on sacking

Sunderland supporters have praised Gus Poyet's statement on his dismissal, which was released earlier today.

Sunderland supporters have expressed their disappointment at the way Gus Poyet's tenure at the club came to end following a statement released by the Uruguayan earlier today.

Poyet posted an impassioned defence of his management on the League Managers Association's website and took the time to thank fans of the Black Cats for their support during his time at the Stadium of Light.

It was a heartfelt message and one which has been well received by followers of the North East club.

Sunderland parted ways with Poyet at the start of this week and, although it was a decision that looked inevitable, there is still a feeling of sadness that his spell ended in the manner it did.

The pressure grew on Poyet throughout Sunderland's disastrous season and a 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa meant that his position had become untenable.

It appears that Poyet will still be fondly remembered at the Stadium of Light, though, even if things didn't work out as hoped, and his statement has earned him a lot of respect from Sunderland fans.

Here is the best reaction to the message from Sunderland supporters on social media site Twitter.

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