Saturday, June 23, 2018

Poyet bemoans ´fundamental problems´

SoccerNews in English Premier League 14 Apr 2014


Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has bemoaned the “fundamental problems”at the club as they continue to slide towards Premier League relegation.

Poyet’s men succumbed to a 1-0 home defeat to Everton on Saturday, a Wes Brown own goal securing a result that keeps bottom-placed Sunderland seven points adrift of safety with six games remaining.

The Uruguayan has guided Sunderland to a League Cup final this season, but has won just six league games since taking over in October last year.

Predecessors Steve Bruce, Martin O’Neill and Paolo Di Canio have all been dismissed from their posts in the last five years after failing to produce consistent results with Sunderland.

And with the Wearside club seemingly heading towards the drop following a dreadful season, Poyet believes the issues at the Stadium of Light extend beyond performances on the pitch.

“I think there’s something wrong in the football club and it’s not an excuse. I need to find that. If I don’t find it, we’ve got a problem,” Poyet said in quotes reported by the British media.

“I think I know what it is but no, I don’t. You know, you think. It’s too many times, too many things. I always say to myself ‘What happened with Brucie (Bruce) in the second year?’, ‘What happened with Martin O’Neill?’, ‘What happened with Di Canio?’ and what happens with me now?’

“I don’t want to get away from the responsibility because I said on Monday night I am responsible. I am the first one.

“But who is going to be next? A, B, C – you can call him anything and the club will be in the same situation. I don’t like it, it’s not me. I need to find the solution and whatever it is, I need to put it there.”


SoccerNews is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.



Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
Live Scores


Betting Guide Advertisement


  • Football_888sport betting �
Become a Writer
More More