Gus Poyet signs new five-year contract at Brighton

Gus Poyet has signed a new five-year contract as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion, keeping him at the club until June 2016.

Gus Poyet signs new five-year contract at Brighton His assistant, Mauricio Taricco, has also extended his stay at the club.

The Brighton chairman, Tony Bloom, said: "This is great news for the club. Gus and Tano [Taricco] are key to all of our immediate and long-term plans. When you consider the position the club was in when they arrived, what they have achieved here in less than two years is outstanding.

"Personally, I am absolutely delighted to have agreed these new contracts. They are an absolute pleasure to work with, and while they each had three seasons left on their previous contract, this gives the club even more long-term stability and further underlines their own commitment to the club."

Brighton have enjoyed an impressive start to their first season in the Amex Stadium after promotion from League One and lie fifth in the Championship, two points behind the leaders Southampton.

Poyet said: "Both Tano and I would like to thank the chairman and the directors – and also my staff and the players, who have been crucial in our progression as a club. The new contracts will allow us to make even more long-term plans, particularly with regard to the new academy and training ground.

"I am delighted to extend my stay here, as the last two years have been absolutely fantastic."

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