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West Ham target Poyet expects to keep Sunderland job

Gus Poyet is confident that he will be in the manager's seat at Sunderland next season.

The Uruguayan pulled off a miracle by keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League on the back of a four-game winning streak which ended in a 3-1 home loss to Swansea City on Sunday.

Poyet has recently been linked with the West Ham United job which is currently held by Sam Allardyce but says he expects to retain his job at the Stadium of Light after taking over from Paolo Di Canio in October.

"Yes," said Poyet when asked if he expected to keep the job on Wearside.

Before adding: "You are scaring me now. What do you know that I don't know?

"The rumours are natural, there are so many rumours all the time. But that means you are doing something special or you are being recognised for something, whatever it is.

"It could be the way your team plays, or it could be the achievement that you made or it could be that before, I didn't have on my CV Barclays Premier League experience and now I do in a very difficult situation."

He added further: "Every single manager in the world when he finishes the season has a meeting with the chairman of the football club, winning the league, going down, in the middle, having been named somewhere else, with contract, without contract - it's natural.

"Every now and then when a manager says, 'I need to meet with the chairman to see where we are going', you all start to think, 'He's leaving' or 'He's not happy' or 'There's a problem', but it's nothing.

"Yes, I want to know where we are going, if it's possible not to make the same mistakes that we have made in the last couple of years because I don't want to go through another year like this one."

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