44 year-old Gus Poyet is a good up-and-coming manager who was a great midfield player at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Gus Poyet – an up-and-coming manager
The Uruguayan has been Assistant manager under Dennis Wise at Leeds United, and Assistant manager at Tottenham under the short one year reign of manager Juande Ramos.
Gus took over Brighton in October of 2009, after he was one the names banded about as the potential new Newcastle manager in the previous summer, after Newcastle had been relegated.
Pardew has paid compliments to Gus this morning in the local press, and would you believe it, Gus has returned the compliment, and rightly said that Pardew has done an incredible job on Tyneside.
This is what Gus told the Brighton & Hove Albion web-site today:
“What he has done at Newcastle is incredible,” “I have been watching, and if you’re looking for an impressive team this season, it’s Newcastle.”
“When a team is doing badly the manager gets the pressure and he will be sacked, so when a team is doing well we need to praise the manager as well.”
“Alan has done very well, put together a great set of players and he deserves credit. They are a very difficult team to beat.”
“This is a cup game and you always have a chance, but saying that, in terms of their quality, their performances and the way that they have been playing, you would say that Newcastle are favourites,” said the former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder.
“That’s not me trying to put pressure on Newcastle or trying to play any mind games, that is just reality. But this is one game and with the atmosphere and players’ excitement, it will be a great game.”
“I expect Newcastle to play their best team so we need to make sure that we are very good on the day.”
Poyet is a good manager who knows the game of football, and he always has his side playing good and attractive attacking football, so tomorrow’ game should be a great one to watch.
Brighton are now an ambitious club, and they even have a chance to make the playoffs this season in the Championship, after beating out Southampton to win the League One title only last season.
They are just two points out of a play-off position at the moment, and maybe it would be best if they concentrated on just the league this season? 😀
We have a chance of moving onto the 5th round of the FA Cup tomorrow, and we hope the lads will take it, with a very good display and a win.
Howay The Lads!!