Poyet taking Brighton to court

Gus Poyet has confirmed he will be taking Brighton to court over his sacking.

Last Updated: 04/08/13 at 14:58 Post Comment

Gus Poyet: Confirmed he will take Brighton to court over his sacking

Gus Poyet: Confirmed he will take Brighton to court over his sacking

Poyet was suspended as Seagulls boss after their play-off semi-final defeat to Crystal Palace before being sacked for gross misconduct in June.

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom claimed Poyet, who joined the club in 2009, informed him in March that he wanted to leave the club at the end of last season.

The Uruguayan led Brighton to the League One title in 2011 and then to the club's highest league finish for more than 30 years in 2013.

Poyet said: "There are several reasons but unfortunately this will probably go to court. Because I totally disagree with every allegation and accusation the club has put on me.

"I will take action because I think it's important for me. I'm quite confident

and relaxed but I hope we will go to court because it is the best way for the

truth to come out.

Oscar Garcia replaced Poyet as head coach but got off to a disappointing start with a 2-1 defeat at Leeds on the opening day of the championship season.

"I would like the club to focus on Oscar because he deserves the support of everyone. You get disappointed with being sacked but I can live with it," added Poyet.

"But I think I deserve better respect and the way they sacked me when I was on tv was disrespectful and unfair."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell, if he'd be unable to reject an offer from Barcelona or Madrid, he may as well join Arsenal while he's waiting for them to call. It's a logical progression.

bouldasbrass
Lacazette: I'll only leave for CL

D

zeko is nothing more than a Bosnian Andy Carroll.

uncle monty
The New Dawn Gossip

A

h ha ha, excellent. Let's hope he goes on the run. Then they hunt piggy down for scoffing all the apples. At least he's done something right - he has united football fans, regardless of who they support, against FIFA and all those at the top who have been bleeding the game for their own means and giving nothing back.

GVMUFC
Blatter 'under investigation'

Footer 365

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract.

Michel Platini calls off UEFA meeting after Sepp Blatter quits

UEFA has postponed a Champions League meeting after Sepp Blatter announced his intention to resign as FIFA president.

South Africa officials again deny bribe allegations

South African officials have again denied allegations they paid a $10m bribe for votes during the 2010 World Cup bid

Mail Box

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company