Brighton & Hove Albion
Finding the free player - Issue 13 (August 2011)
Gus Poyet will celebrate two years in charge of Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2011. In that time he has transformed the South Coast club, culminating in promotion to the npower Championship in April of this year.
The Uruguayan had previously acted as assistant manager at Swindon Town, Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur, and joined Brighton with the club in danger of dropping into the bottom division.
But in his first year he steadied the ship, then in 2010/11 guided the Seagulls to the npower League One title, scooping 95 points as well as the divisional Manager of the Year award in the process.
As a player, Poyet was a stylish midfielder, winning numerous domestic and European trophies, notably with Chelsea. He also played for Grenoble, River Plate, Real Zaragoza and Tottenham.
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