BBC Sport - Gus Poyet sacked by Sunderland

Struggling Sunderland sack Poyet

BBC Sport reporter Ben Smith discusses Sunderland's decision to sack manager Gus Poyet.

The former Uruguayan international, who was targeted by angry fans during Saturday's 4-0 home defeat by Aston Villa, leaves the Premier League club with just nine games remaining.

Poyet won only one of his last 12 games in charge and leaves the Black Cats one point and one place above the relegation zone after a year and a half in charge.

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