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League Managers Association
LMA STATEMENT ISSUED REGARDING GUS POYET
has issued the following statement regarding Gus Poyet
, further to Brighton & Hove Albion FC failing to uphold his
appeal against dismissal.
LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said, "I am really very surprised that the Club has made the decision to dispense with the services of such an outstanding football manager as Gus Poyet.
has an excellent record of success with the Club, as can be seen from the statistics set out below.
We have every faith in Gus's integrity and have been impressed with the manner in which he
has conducted himself during what, for him, has been an extremely difficult period.
"We have supported Gus
throughout the disciplinary process and will continue to do so as required.
We do not consider that the charges against him amounted to gross misconduct.
will now reflect on the outcome and discuss options with the legal team.
It would, therefore, not be appropriate to make any further comment at this time".
Gus Poyet stats:
• At the time of his
departure Poyet was the 6th longest serving manager in English football.
• Poyet joined Brighton in November 2009 with the Club in a relegation battle in League One - they were in the relegation zone.
achieved promotion and a league title in his
first full season as a manager.
was later recognised by his
peers in the division, as the managers of League One voted him as the Manager of the Year for 2011.
• In 2011/12, Poyet
won the Football Managers Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at the Football League Awards.
enjoyed an excellent first season in the nPower Championship, achieving a 10th place finish.
• In 2012/13, he
to the play-offs after finishing 4th in the Championship.
• Their fourth place this year is the Club's highest finish since 1983 - ie in 30 years.
has won 3 Manager of the Month awards during his
time in charge.
• Also during his
time in charge, the Club moved into the new Amex Stadium - at a cost of £93 million.
overall record with Brighton
stands as follows:
o Played 194
o Won 86
o Drawn 59
o Lost 49
o Win ratio - 44.3%