Gus Poyet to consider Brighton & Hove Albion future

Gus Poyet

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet says he will have to consider his future after failing to make the Championship play-off final.

The Seagulls were beaten by arch-rivals Crystal Palace in their semi-final tie.

Poyet told BBC Sussex: "I will analyse where we can go and myself as well and then sit down with the club.

"I have always said that all the time we keep improving I am going to be at this football club and the day we hit the roof, I'm not."

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Poyet contemplates Brighton future

He added: "I have got to think about myself as well sometimes.

"Every summer you sit down and analyse where you can go, where you can get or not and depending on that you have got a project or a way of getting better."

Poyet joined Brighton in November 2009, with the club involved in a relegation battle in League One. He guided the Seagulls to safety and then lifted the title in his first full season in charge.

After a 10th-placed finish in the Championship last season following their move to the Amex Stadium, Poyet led the side to fourth place in the table this season, the club's highest league finish since relegation from the old First Division in 1983.

The Uruguayan is under contract until 2016 but he has made no secret of his ambition to manage in the Premier League in the past, although he turned down a chance to take over at Reading earlier this season.

"I'm under contract but there are plenty of things we need to analyse," he added.

"The players have put this football club on a new level, they made this football club a name all over the world.

"Everybody now looks at this club in a different way; with an identity, with a way of playing football, and players want to come here to become better players.

"Now we need to see what we will do in the summer, address everything and check if we didn't hit the roof."

Brighton and Crystal Palace were level on aggregate heading into the second leg of their play-off semi-final tie on Monday night.

Albion had home advantage but a brace from Eagles winger Wilfried Zaha secured a 2-0 win and booked Palace a place at Wembley.

"I don't want to feel that bad because I feel it was a very good season," Poyet said.

"I will feel sad for a few days but apart from that, I am proud.

"If you care for this football club the way I care, you will be more sad than disappointed. Sadness is a feeling that is difficult to take away but the players gave everything."

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