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SPECULATION: Gus Poyet (Brighton Manager)


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Gus Poyet is on the verge of quitting Brighton after it emerged he is on the wanted list of three top West Midlands clubs

West Bromwich and relegated Wolves are on the lookout for new managers and Aston Villa are also considering Alex McLeish’s future after a disastrous first season in charge.

Poyet has established a reputation for combining attractive football with success after transforming Brighton’s fortunes.

And West Bromwich chairman Jeremy Peace is considering an official approach to Brighton owner Tony Bloom after Sunday’s final round of Premier League matches.

But Wolves have emerged as serious rivals, with owner Steve Morgan and chief executive Jez Moxey under huge financial pressure to get their relegated club back up at the first attempt.

Poyet turned down Swansea in 2010 to stick with Brighton and save them from relegation in his first season.

Albion went on to win the League One title in 2011 before flirting with the play-offs in their first season back in the Championship. They eventually finished 10th.

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I wouldn't be against this appointment but think he'd need time (which, he'd probably get from the majority of fans!) and a little money to play with.

As for Randy's cherished Premier League Experience - I reckon AMc will have bored him to submission with that one!!!

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Poyet would be a decent and a realistic choice for me should we soon be in the market for a new manager. But we would need to act fast as others who already have a vacancy will have their eyes on him as well. He has looked the part up to this point, has been prepared to learn his trade in the lower divisions and a club will give him an opportunity to show he can do it at the upper level soon. The big advantage is he would see a move to us as a step up which others mentioned might not and he may be prepared to accept a low transfer/wage budget and use his knowledge of players outside the top flight to find us players who have the hunger and motivation to make an impact at Villa Park as did the likes of Platt and Delaney in the past.

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Thought last yr he would do a good job, but thought he would like to manage Brighton in championship as he got them there ( similar to lambert in prem). Now he has done that think he would be able to be persuaded to come. Think he may need an experienced assistant to help for a few yrs...maybe Wilkins as they worked together at Chelsea?

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