go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet was fired over the weekend, and like many other coaches who get the axe he was surprised by the move. Unlike others, however, Poyet was informed on live television.

The 45-year-old was working as an analyst for BBC on Sunday when the station was informed of a press release that had been put out by Brighton announcing its decision to fire him. Poyet insisted he had not been contacted by the team in any way.

“I think the BBC got a great story forever, really,” Poyet said. “A manager getting information that he’s been released from his employment during a BBC program is quite surprising. I’ve still had no communication, no text, no email, I didn’t receive anything on my phone.”

“I think everybody and the viewers can (draw) their own conclusion about the way I have been informed about it.”

The statement specified that Poyet has a right to appeal, which he said he is certainly going to do.

“The only thing I’m focusing on is the appeal,” he said when asked how the firing made him feel. “I need to read everything first, but I will appeal because whatever they said in that email I want to make sure everything is clear. So whatever step I need to (take) I will (take) it.”

As Deadspin pointed out, Poyet was suspended following Brighton’s loss to Crystal Palace back in May. The exact reason for the suspension is unclear, although it is believed the manager and team had a dispute about his refusal to deal with the retained list.

And we thought getting fired over video chat was tough? Poyet doesn’t want to hear anyone complaining about their Skype termination.

 

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeAngelo Hall re-tore Achilles tendon while making pizza

Madison Bumgarner was once roommates with Russell Wilson

Report: Dave Brandon to resign as Michigan's Athletic Director

Wild's Vanek linked to alleged money laundering scheme

Jets fans start 'Fire John Idzik' website

Report: McDonald unlikely to be charged with domestic violence

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

Wes Welker: 'I feel like the weak link' in Broncos' loaded offense

Greg Hardy will not play this season after trial postponement

Analysis: Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored on Game 7 error

Game of the week: Broncos vs. Patriots

November games that will shape the College Football Playoff

WATCH: Flyers equip. manager pulls prank with fake snake

Simi Valley team recreates Sandlot photo for Halloween

Ranking the Top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL

WATCH: Vanilla Ice rocked the halftime show at T'Wolves game

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into it with heckling fan

PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

WATCH: Jameis Winston forces fumble after throwing INT

Bruce Pearl dressed up as fellow Auburn coach Gus Mazhahn

WATCH: Jimmy Graham head-butts bench

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

DeAngelo Hall re-tore Achilles tendon while making pizza

Nate Burleson missed seven games last season after famously breaking his arm in a late-night car accident when he tried to catch a pizza from falling off his seat. Now it’s been revealed that longtime Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tore his Achilles tendon while making pizza in his kitchen. No, seriously. First Burleson, now Hall #pizzaed RT @MikeJonesWaPo: Hall...
Via Gridiron Grit
44 minutes ago

Madison Bumgarner was once roommates with Russell Wilson

What do Russell Wilson and Madison Bumgarner have in common aside from championships in their respective sports? The two were roommates back in the day. In the wake of Bumgarner’s dominant Game 7 relief performance on Wednesday, which cemented his place as the greatest World Series pitcher in history, Wilson shared an interesting story with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago

Report: Dave Brandon to resign as Michigan's Athletic Director

Friday morning, the Detroit Free Press reported that Michigan would be holding a press conference at 1:30 PM EST this afternoon to discuss the future of school AD Dave Brandon. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Brandon will be announcing his resignation at the event. Dave Brandon is resigning as Michigan’s AD, source told @ESPN. Press conference this afternoon — Brett McMurphy...
Via College Spun
2 hours ago

Wild's Vanek linked to alleged money laundering scheme

            Things have gotten a bit weird for Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek. During the summer, it was rumored that Vanek was involved in some sort of gambling ring and now, according to a report from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Vanek is allegedly involved in a money laundering scheme. While playing with the New York Islanders, Vanek...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago

Jets fans start 'Fire John Idzik' website

After years of quarterback letdowns, underachieving players and lousy coaches, one group of Jets fans have had their fill and are directing their frustration at one single person, the current head of the whole mess — general manager John Idzik. Four fans' disappointment with the 1-and-7 team came to a head after listening to Idzik’s rambling news conference on Monday and...
Via The Other Paper
6 hours ago

Report: McDonald unlikely to be charged with domestic violence

According to a report from San Jose Mercury News court reporter Tracey Kaplan, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is unlikely to be charged in relation to an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence that allegedly took place back in August. Santa Clara County prosecutors are leaning against charging San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald with domestic violence in connection...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Earlier this month, Kenny Hill was considered a Heisman contender. But the Texas A&M Aggies’ sophomore quarterback has now been replaced by true freshman Kyle Allen heading into Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe. CBS 11 Sports has learned that #TexasA&M will change starting QB’s. Kenny Hill is out. Kyle Allen is in. — CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) October 30, 2014 Photo...
Via Gridiron Grit
15 hours ago

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Josh Smith is not happy about Denver Nuggets power forward taking a shot at his penchant for gunning. According Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News, Smith called Faried “a clown.” Josh Smith on Faried: "He's a clown, quote me on that." Story coming — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 30, 2014   Smith on Faried: "He fears me. He's scared...
Via BlackSportsOnline
16 hours ago

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

LOS ANGELES — Major League Soccer’s new franchise in Los Angeles has no official name, colors, logo or stadium just yet. What the club has are deep-pocketed owners with boundless ambition and plans to build a soccer-specific stadium for a passionate fan base before it joins the league in 2017. The ownership group behind the tentatively named Los Angeles Football Club held its...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

At 34-years-old, Michael Vick has lost a considerable deal of speed, athleticism, and overall playmaking ability. But cannon of a left arm, as Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland can attest to, remains well intact. According to Metro New York, Vick broke the middle finger of Cumberland, who attempted to catch a bullet pass from the veteran quarterback during last week's loss to...
Via Helmet2Helmet
20 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.