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Poyet: Don't blame me for Sunderland transfer flops

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insists he's not responsible for their transfer policy.

The Uruguayan's latest dig at the club hierarchy - led by sporting director Lee Congerton - comes just days before the Tyne-Wear derby.

"You know what is missing (from the team) - it is clear what we need to do," he said. "That is down to recruitment. I am a head coach. I am not going to be a head coach when it suits people and a manager when it doesn't. That side of it is down to recruitment.

"So, if you ever get the chance to speak to anyone on the recruitment side and ask them about it (signing players), you are lucky. If you don't, don't ask me.

"If we don't get more quality there is going to be more games like that (Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Ham). It will be 38 games and 38 points. If we lose two or three everyone will start panicking and having heart attacks."

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