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Brighton Poyet dismissal upheld

Brighton's dismissal of manager Gus Poyet has been upheld.

Poyet's dismissal as manager for gross misconduct has been upheld.

"Following a suspension, investigation, disciplinary meeting, and separate appeal hearing, which was conducted by three members of the club's board in London on 11th July and 12th July 2013, Brighton and Hove Albion confirm that after further consideration, Gus Poyet's dismissal for gross misconduct has been upheld," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The panel's decision was delivered to Gus Poyet and his advisers a short time ago. The club's internal disciplinary process is now complete.

"In line with the club's policy to ensure and maintain confidentiality and dignity throughout this process, no further details of the disciplinary or appeal hearings will be released at this time.

"Despite the extremely disappointing end to Mr Poyet's career with Brighton and Hove Albion, the club would like to acknowledge Mr Poyet's service to the club, which included leading the club to the Football League One championship in 2011 and to its highest league finish for more than 30 years in 2013."

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