Poyet was linked with Sunderlandâ€™s rivals ÂNewcastle after Kevin Keeganâ€™s exit in 2008, when the Uruguayanâ€™s ex-Chelsea team-mate Dennis Wise was the executive football director at St Jamesâ€™ Park.
But Poyet said: â€śThere were plenty of Ârumours and talk about it. Wisey and I are friends so we talked about things without there being any offer.
â€śIt was a friendship and a coaching Ârelationship, so maybe some people thought it was obvious that I would then go to Newcastle â€“ but no.
â€śI havenâ€™t ever been offered the chance to go there.
â€śWe beat them twice in two seasons in the FA Cup when I was at Brighton.
â€śNow I will be playing them here again soon â€“ it looks like I will be linked with Newcastle for all my life!â€ť
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