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Gus Poyet back in management after landing Ligue 1 role

The former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder departed Shanghai Shenhua midway through 2017.

BORDEAUX HAVE ANNOUNCED the appointment of Gustavo Poyet as the Ligue 1 club’s new coach, replacing Jocelyn Gourvennac.

Gourvennac had been relieved of his duties in midweek after Bordeaux slumped to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Caen.

That loss, the club’s 10th in their last 15 games, leaves Bordeaux rooted in mid-table having seen a positive start to the 2017-18 season go up in smoke.

They currently lie in 11th, with caretaker coach Eric Bedouet leading the side to a 1-0 victory over Nantes this afternoon.

Now, they have turned to former Totenham and Chelsea star Poyet in a bid to revive their fading fortunes.

“Bordeaux have named Gustavo Poyet to the post of club coach,” the club confirmed on their Twitter account. “He will be accompanied by Mauricio Taricco and Fernando Menegazzo as his assistants.”

Poyet, 50, was last employed in China by Shanghai Shenhua, where he resigned in September after less than a year in charge following a disappointing set of results.

The former Uruguay international also had spells at Brighton, Sunderland, AEK Athens and Betis, with his sole trophy coming in 2010-11 when he took the Seagulls to a League One triumph.

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