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Poyet to resume rivalry with Saints after being appointed Sunderland boss
8:13am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
Gus Poyet will renew his rivalry with Saints later this month after being appointed the new Sunderland manager this morning.
The 45-year-old Uruguayan replaces the sacked Paolo Di Canio, becoming the sixth man to have held the post on a permanent basis inside the last five years.
One of his first games in charge will be a Capital One Cup tie against Saints at the Stadium of Light on October 30.
Poyet's first game as Brighton boss back in November 2009 was also against Saints, Albion winning 3-1 at St Mary's.
The following season Brighton won League 1 with Saints following them up - but Poyet annoyed Saints fans with several end-of-season comments.
He taunted them by saying Saints should have won the league as they had the best squad, and also that the Football League had given Saints an unfair advantage by allowing them to play at Plymouth on a Bank Holiday.
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