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Poyet will not accept Brighton sacking

Gus Poyet will appeal Brighton & Hove Albion's decision to sack him as manager.

The Uruguayan was relieved of his duties by the Brighton board but says he only found out whilst working as a TV pundit at the Confederations Cup.

The Seagulls decided to terminate Poyet's contract after an internal disciplinary hearing but he intends to challenge the verdict.

"I think the viewers and everyone can take their own conclusion about the way I've been informed by you," Poyet said whilst working for the BBC.

"The only thing I'm concentrating on is the appeal. I will appeal. I think it is the right thing to do. I cannot say any more because after this I will talk longer with my lawyers. It is difficult to make any comments.

"I need to read everything first but I will appeal because whatever they [Brighton] said in the email I know myself, and I know I want to make everything is clear."

An earlier statement from Brighton read: "Gus Poyet has been informed today by Brighton & Hove Albion football club's internal disciplinary panel that his employment has been terminated with immediate effect.

"This followed his suspension, an investigation, and a subsequent formal disciplinary process.

"In line with the club's own procedures, and UK employment law, Mr Poyet now has a right of appeal.

"As such, the club will make no further comment on this matter or recent LMA (League Managers' Association) statements at this time.

"Given the close proximity of the new season, the club will, in conjunction with its board, now seek to appoint an interim manager pending the outcome of a possible appeal.

"The interim manager will oversee the initial weeks of pre-season preparation alongside the club's existing staff."

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Andrew Slevison
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