Gus Poyet: Uruguayan to take over as Real Betis coach

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet won 23 of his 75 games in charge of Sunderland

Former Sunderland and Brighton boss Gus Poyet has agreed to take over as Real Betis head coach on a two-year deal.

Poyet, 47, who left Greek side AEK Athens last month, had been clear favourite to become the new managerexternal-link of Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Uruguayan Poyet steered the Black Cats to Premier League safety in 2014, but was sacked the following season after a run of poor results.

Poyet replaces interim boss Juan Merino at the La Liga club.

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