Sunderland boss Poyet: Chelsea's Vialli set me on my way

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits his management style is based on his former Chelsea gaffer Gianluca Vialli.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits his management style is based on his former Chelsea gaffer Gianluca Vialli.

Poyet says no manager has been a major influence on him but he began learning under Italian Vialli at Stamford Bridge.

Poyet said: "I never found the manager who had everything I wanted - as a person, as a coach, as a manager.

"But I really started paying attention carefully to training when a player was sitting next to me at Chelsea one day - and the next day he was sitting in the manager's room.

"That was Gianluca Vialli and I thought, 'Oh, this can happen to me tomorrow'.

"He was an influence, he was a character. He was very talented in terms of organisation.

"He lacked a few things. There were things where we had a different opinion. I took the good things from Luca but not the bad!"

 
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