Poyet returns to coaching as manager of Brighton

BY foxsports • November 10, 2009

Former Uruguay midfielder Gus Poyet is returning to coaching as manager of League One struggler Brighton and Hove Albion.

Poyet has been out of work since he was fired as assistant manager by Tottenham in October 2008.

Brighton is 20th in the 24-team third tier and gave Poyet a contract through to the end of next season.

Poyet spent his peak playing years with Zaragoza, Chelsea and Tottenham before becoming assistant manager to Dennis Wise at Swindon in 2006.

He followed Wise to Leeds before Tottenham hired him to work under Juande Ramos in October 2007.