Romain Vincelot is backing Gus Poyet for success with Sunderland.
Vincelot played for Poyet at Brighton - the club he took from the League One relegation zone to the Championship play-offs in the space of three-and-a-half years.
He told PA Sport: "He's in the kind of situation he was in when he arrived at Brighton, so I think he has the ability to do it.
"Then it is the Premier League, so it is a big challenge for him, but I think he has everything to do it properly.
"He's a really good manager and a good tactician, really unbelievable. He gave me good advice and lots of good habits on the pitch."
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