Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet

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Gustavo Augusto "Gus" Poyet Domínguez (; born November 15, 1967) is a former Uruguay international footballer and current manager of English side Brighton & Hove Albion.

During his playing career, Poyet featured for teams including Real Zaragoza, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

After his playing career ended he moved into coaching, with spells as assistant manager to Dennis Wise at Swindon Town and Leeds United. Poyet was also assistant manager to Juande Ramos at Tottenham.

His son Diego currently plays for the academy of Charlton Athletic and the England national under-16 football team.

On 23 May 2011, Poyet was voted LMA League One Manager of the Year for his achievements in the 2010-2011 season. He joins a rare number of Football Managers that have won such an acolade in their first full season of management.

Playing career

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a powerful and prolific goalscoring midfielder, Poyet moved to Zaragoza in 1990. His team won the Copa del Rey in 1994 and the Cup Winners' Cup a year later, beating Arsenal in the final. He became Zaragoza's longest-serving foreign player. He scored an impressive 60 goals in 240 games for the club. Poyet joined Chelsea on a free transfer in June 1997.

Not long into his first season at Chelsea, he suffered cruciate ligament damage but recovered to play in the team's successful Cup Winners' Cup final against VfB Stuttgart. The following year he...
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