Former Brighton boss Gus Poyet pleased to see Chris Hughton doing well

Gus Poyet. Picture by Getty Images
Gus Poyet. Picture by Getty Images

Former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet is pleased to see Chris Hughton doing well with the Seagulls.

Poyet was in charge of Albion from 2009 to 2013 and led the Seagulls to the League One title in 2010/11.

Since leaving Brighton Poyet has managed Sunderland, AEK Athens, Real Betis, Shanghai Shenhua and Bordeaux.

Oscar Garcia and Sami Hyypia were permanent managers of Brighton after Poyet' departure, before Hughton was appointed in December, 2014, and guided Albion to promotion into the Premier League in 2016/17.

Hughton kept Brighton in the top flight last season and they are five points clear of the relegation zone this year.

Poyet was the guest on Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports at the weekend and said: "I had Chris as a coach and people who know Chris as a person are pleased when he's doing well."

Club captain Bruno and Lewis Dunk are the only players remaining from Poyet's time in charge and the Uruguayan said: "The captain Bruno played with me and Dunky too. He was coming through and growing up and I'm very pleased for him after he got an England call-up last time."

Poyet added he thinks Brighton will stay in the Premier League again this season after their 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday.

He said: "That was a tricky game. It was one where if you lose it, the nerves will start but now I think they're going to be all right."


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