Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gus Poyet open to Premier League management return

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gus Poyet says that he hopes to manage in the Premier League once again despite his dismissal at Sunderland.

Former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has told The Sun that he hopes to return to the Premier League sooner rather than later.

Poyet was sacked by the Black Cats in the middle of March following a run of poor results which put the team in danger of relegation to the Championship.

Poyet, who played for London clubs Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, has stated that he is ready to take charge of a Premier League club if he gets the opportunity.

“First, I would like to stay in England,” the former Uruguay international told The Sun. “And if it is possible, of course the Premier League is the maximum…

“But I am open to Europe as well. It would be a great experience for me to go and use the qualities I have been learning in England somewhere else in Europe.”

Prior to working at Sunderland, Poyet was in charge of Championship outfit Brighton & Hove Albion and did a relative good job there.

For Poyet to get a job in the Premier League, a manager in the English top flight will have to get sacked.

While the Uruguayan may be interested in returning to English football, he is likely to find it tough to get a job at a Premier League team.

That’s mainly because of how Sunderland collapsed under him in the second half of the season.

While Poyet did manage to keep the Black Cats safe from relegation in 2013-14, this campaign he failed to build on that.

Sunderland’s football under the former Tottenham star also left much to be desired.

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