Poyet now favourite for Sunderland owner Short

Gus Poyet is now Sunderland owner Ellis Short's favourite for the manager's job.

Gus Poyet is now Sunderland owner Ellis Short's favourite for the manager's job.

The Daily Mail says Short is understood to have drawn up a shortlist of potential successors to Paolo Di Canio, with former Brighton manager Poyet having replaced Roberto Di Matteo at the head of the bookmakers' field.

Tony Pulis, Steve McClaren and Gianfranco Zola also figure prominently.

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