Poyet appointed Sunderland manager - club
Gus Poyet has been appointed as manager of Sunderland on a two-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
The 45-year-old Uruguayan, who previously coached second-tier Brighton and Hove Albion, succeeds Paolo Di Canio, who was sacked in September after only seven months in charge.
"We analysed a wide range of candidates and believe that Gus's track record, experience, commitment and passion make him the right man to take us forward," said Sunderland owner Ellis Short.
"We welcome him to Sunderland."