Gus Poyet REJECTS chance to return as Sunderland boss following dismissal of Phil Parkinson with Uruguayan not interested in managing in League One
- The 53-year old was wanted by the League One side to replace Parkinson
- Some bookmakers even suspended betting on Poyet returning to the club
- However, Poyet has set his sights on a return to management at a higher level
Gus Poyet has turned down the chance to return as manager of Sunderland.
The 53-year old was wanted by the League One side to replace Phil Parkinson who was sacked on Sunday.
Approaches were made and some bookmakers even suspended betting on Poyet returning to the club he left in 2015.
Gus Poyet (pictured) has been out of work for over two years since leaving Bordeaux
However the Uruguayan, who last coached Bordeaux in France, has set his sights on a return to management at a higher level.
Though Poyet was their first option, Sunderland have considered a number of other names over the past 48 hours with the likes of Paul Cook, Nigel Pearson, Danny Cowley and Daniel Stendel among those to have expressed interest.
Sunderland are eighth in League One, seven points behind leaders Hull City.
First-team coach Andrew Taylor has been put in temporary charge and will be in the dugout on Tuesday night for the home match against Burton.
Sunderland sacked manager Phil Parkinson (above) on Sunday after five games without a win