Gus Poyet ends feud with Brighton and Hove Albion FC


Former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet has dropped his employment tribunal claim against the club, after being sacked in June for gross misconduct.

Poyet’s sacking was a controversial one after guiding the seagulls to their highest league finish in recent memory and narrowly missing out on promotion to the premier league after loosing to Crystal Palace in the play-offs.

The club decided to part ways with Poyet, who reportedly was having disagreements with the board over their decision to reduce their expenditure with the new financial fair play rules imminent.

The Uruguayan was working as a pundit for the BBC’s coverage of a confederations cup game when the news broke, with a manager being sacked on live television believed to be a football first.

Poyet, who obviously felt hard done by, opted for legal action against his former employers but has now reached an agreement with them, which is not believed to involve any financial settlement.

A legal representative on behalf of the Uruguayan released a statement that read: “In relation to Mr Gus Poyet’s departure from Brighton Football Club, both Mr Gus Poyet and Brighton Football Club have now reached a settlement whereby Mr Gus Poyet has withdrawn his Employment Tribunal Claim.”

The now Sunderland manager seems to have no more hard feelings towards Brighton, and probably has too much on his plate trying to secure his new club’s premier league status to continue the legal battle.


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