Sunderland to back Uruguayan in January
Sunderland’s new boss Guy Poyet will be given funds to drag his side off the bottom of the league in January.
The Telegraph has reported that the 45-year-old agreed a two year contract on Monday to take over from Paolo Di Canio after the fiery Italian was sacked over two week’s ago with his side propping up the Premier League.
Owner Ellis Short, who has now sacked Steve Bruce, Martin O’Neill and Paolo Di Canio since 2009, has conceded that top flight football for the North-East side is an “absolute necessity”.
However, Poyet has promised by the American that he will have money to spend in January but after Poyet’s predecessor spent £30 million bringing in 14 new players last summer, how much money remains to be seen.
Poyet’s sole objective for this year is to keep the Black Cats in the top flight as Sunderland are bottom of the league and have not won in six months, dating back to last season.
It will be a tough ask for the former Brighton manager as no club has ever avoided the drop after picking up a single point from their opening seven league games.
Despite all the pressure, Poyet, who is taking on his first job in England’s top tier, will introduce a progressive, passing football, working with Roberto De Fanti, who was installed as Director of Football in the summer.