Lee Dixon: Just a matter of time before Poyet is back at the top
Saturday 19 February 2011
Gus Poyet is surely destined for the Premier League, and sooner rather than later.
It will be a sad day for Brighton if and when one of the big clubs come in for him, but it seems inevitable that he will be snapped up, given the way he has come in and revitalised the club, from top to bottom.
I played against him a few times towards the end of my career and he was always a real handful, very strong and with great stamina. More recently I have chatted with him a few times when he has appeared on Match of the Day 2 and I have been hugely impressed.
He is very knowledgeable about all facets of the game, and knows about all the other stuff that goes on behind the scenes. Gus knows just how to run a football club from top to bottom and by all accounts has made fundamental changes to the way Brighton is run.
No disrespect to Brighton but Gus would, I am sure, like to manage one day in the Premier League, and if he keeps on progressing like he has, I am sure it will happen in the near future. He takes his team to Stoke today and I fancy them to get a replay.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'