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Poyet's Revolution - Sunderland's Revival

Started on 14 December 2013 by Jer
Latest Reply on 25 December 2013 by Hortensius
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Not Sunderland quality so a good deal
@Walter: Thanks, I could've gotten 50% of next sale though :s

@Krupesh: Yep, I defo agree.

Poyet Makes Major Staff Changes

With Poyet having a bigger role at Sunderland, he has officially terminated the contracts of Italian scouts Antonio D’Ottavio and Massimo Mirabelli, and former Brighton Hove Albion coach Charlie Oatway, after a reported bust-up between the pair. It is understood that Poyet was not happy with the English coach’s training drill, and summing up his late arrivals at the club’s ground. BBC Sport, Sky Sports and various other football websites have confirmed this as well, but it is rumored that ‘punches were thrown’ between the pair.

A statement in the club’s officials website said,”We wish good luck to D’Ottavio, Mirabelli and Oatway in their future jobs. Fully supporting our new manager, Gus Poyet, we have relieved the three staff members, in order to ‘upgrade’ our standard. We would also like to clarify this supposed ‘issue’ between Oatway and Poyet, with rumors that there was an alleged fight. However, this are just rumors, with Poyet and Oatway settling the way it should, in an office.”


Quickly, the manager brought scouts, coaches and physios from all the world, with Portugal and German former greats, Pauleta and Bern Schneider, the most notable. However, he added more than he fired, with Barry Whitbread, David Geddis, Massimo Giurola, Angel Vales, Phillipe Goubet, Chico Fraga and Brazilian coach Ivan Couto. The manager publicly stated that Sunderland's staff was 'poor, overrated and needs a fresh change'. Certainly with the new additions in the staff room, Poyet will be pleased, along with the board, as Poyet's first actions, have already started, 'Sunderland's Revival'.


like the signing of pauleta and sneider
Some great players there now being coaches, Sneider and Pauleta stand out to me. Will try an comment more mate because it's a great story, keep it up.
The loss of Poyet from your managerial team must have hit you hard. :D
Anyway, nice update, and 50th reply!
I've always liked Seb Larsson for some reason, idk why. Some good additions to your backroom staff, I have Chico Fraga at Spurs B)
@JasonVilla: Thanks, they've defo expanded our our scouting team.

@Jozef: Thanks, appreciate the support, and both are internationally experienced.

@TANAAAAAY: It must have ;). Thanks mate!

@Nick: He can cross the ball, but 4m in his last year of his contract is too good to refuse.
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Pre-Season Results

As Sunderland changed managers during the pre-season, their new manager, Gus Poyet, handled 6 pre-season matches, as Sunderland's league opener against Stoke City approaches. Sunderland, hosting clubs such as Inter and CSKA Moscow in the pre-season, had to travel to North Ireland and Slovakia as well.


Trnava 0-0 Sunderland

Friendly | Saturday 13th July 2013 | Stadion Antona Malatinsekho

Sunderland Goals: None
Trnava Goals: None
Man of the Match: Jaroslav Petras (TRN) 9.6

Sunderland 1-0 CSKA Moscow

Friendly | Monday 15th July 2013 | Stadium of Light

Sunderland Goals: Fabio Borini (6)
CSKA Moscow Goals: None
Man of the Match: Wes Brown (SUN) 7.7

Elgin City 1-3 Sunderland

Friendly | Friday 19th July 2013 | Borough Briggs

Sunderland Goals: Andrea Dossena (35) Craig Gardner (65) Fabio Borini (88)
Elgin City Goals: Tam Black (11)
Man of the Match: Craig Gardner (SUN) 7.5

Portadown 1-2 Sunderland

Friendly | Monday 22nd August 2013 | Shamrock Park

Sunderland Goals: Emanuele Giaccherini (24) David Moberg Karlsson (66)
Portadown Goals: Chris Fitzpatrick (16)
Man of the Match: Emanuele Giaccherini (SUN) 9.5

Coleraine 0-5 Sunderland

Friendly | Thursday 25th July 2013 | Coleraine Showgrounds

Sunderland Goals: El Hadji-Ba (36) John O'Shea (43) Craig Gardner(48, 69, 76)
Coleraine Goals: None
Man of the Match: Craig Gardner (SUN) 9.3

Sunderland 1-1 Inter

Friendly | Saturday 10th August 2013 | Stadium of Light

Sunderland Goals: Cabral (32)
Inter Goals: Rolando (52)
Man of the Match: Cabral (SUN) 8.5

Pre-Season Results

Capital One Cup First Round Draw

Great preseason results ;D
Here is your comment bitch.
Nice results keep it up.
That is a pretty good pre-season. Much better than my one and I was Bayern Munich! Seriously though you beat CSKA and drew with Inter, good work.
Chico Fraga and Ivan Couto are top quality staff members.
Great pre-season! Don't let us down with the actual season now :P

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