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Gus Poyet Named New Bordeaux Manager

Former Sunderland and Brighton manager Gus Poyet has been named as the new manager of Bordeaux, taking over following the dismissal of Jocelyn Gourvennec.

The Uruguayan, 49, left his position as manager of Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua last September.

Poyet replaces Jocelyn Gourvennec, who left his post on Thursday following a 2-0 defeat by Caen.

Bordeaux, who have Arsenal transfer target Malcom in their squad, are 11th in Ligue 1.

Poyet will be assisted by his former Tottenham team-mate Mauricio Taricco and ex-Brazil international midfielder Fernando Menegazzo.

He managed Sunderland between 2013 and 2015 after four years in charge of Brighton.

The French club announced Poyet’s appointment on Saturday via their official website and social media, confirming Mauricio Taricco would be installed as his second in command.

Bordeaux currently find themselves in 11th place in Ligue 1.

One of Poyet’s first tasks looks to be keeping hold of Brazilian winger Malcom, who is wanted by a series of Premier League clubs.

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