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Gus Poyet has become the 7th Premier League manager to lose his job this season

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are both 20/1 to take over.

Poyet has left the Black Cats fourth from bottom.
Poyet has left the Black Cats fourth from bottom.
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SUNDERLAND SACKED THEIR manager Gus Poyet on Monday, less than 48 hours after a humbling home loss to fellow Premier League strugglers Aston Villa.

The Uruguayan paid the price for a poor run of results that has left the Black Cats fourth from bottom after Saturday’s 4-0 rout, the club’s sixth game without a win.

In a statement Sunderland, one point above the relegation zone, announced: “Sunderland AFC have parted company with head coach Gus Poyet this afternoon.”

Ireland management team Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill are both currently 20/1 to take over, while Dick Advocaat is the early favourite at 6/5.

Additional reporting by Paul Fennessy

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