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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND (AP) - Gus Poyet has been hired as Sunderland’s sixth permanent manager in less than five years, handed the task of reviving the fortunes of the last-place English Premier League club.
Poyet has no previous Premier League managerial experience. He was fired by second-tier team Brighton in June.
Poyet takes over a Sunderland side at the bottom of the standings with just one point after seven matches.
Sunderland’s American chairman, Ellis Short, says the club believes Poyet’s “track record, experience, commitment and passion make him the right man to take us forward.”
Sunderland’s next match is at Swansea on Oct. 19.
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