Football: Poyet set to be named Sunderland boss: Report
LONDON (AFP) - Controversial Uruguayan Gus Poyet looks set to be appointed manager of English Premier League strugglers Sunderland, according to the BBC on Monday.
The 45-year-old - who was sacked by his previous club Brighton for gross misconduct at the end of last season - had admitted earlier this season he had been watching several of the teams likely to struggle as he thought he would have a chance of getting the job should their manager be sacked.
According to the BBC, Poyet has held talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short about a three year contract.
Kevin Ball has been in charge since Sunderland sacked Paolo Di Canio on Sept 22, bringing to an end an eventful six month spell in charge which had seen him save them from relegation but also featured serious dressing room unrest.