Gus Poyet: Brighton hit back at League Managers' Association

Gus Poyet

Brighton have hit back at the League Managers' Association amid uncertainty over the future of boss Gus Poyet.

On Monday, a club disciplinary hearing was adjourned after Poyet did not attend, with the LMA later suggesting he had not had enough time to prepare.

In a statement, Brighton insisted that "was neither fair nor accurate".

It added: "The club has reserved its right to consider further action regarding the LMA's statement once the disciplinary process is complete."

Manager Poyet, 45, was suspended by the Seagulls last month, along with his assistant Mauricio Taricco - whose suspension has since been lifted - and first-team coach Charlie Oatway.

Following an internal club investigation, Poyet's disciplinary hearing was due to take place on Monday but was delayed until Thursday.

Brighton's separate process involving former Albion player Oatway continues.

Over the weekend, Poyet suggested that he hoped his future would be resolved as soon as possible.

He told BBC Match of the Day: "Unfortunately, we cannot comment for legal reasons.

"We need to wait and see. I hope it's going to be resolved this week."

Asked if, with hindsight, he would have conducted himself differently, Poyet replied: "No. It's me. It's the way I am.

"I'm a coach, I'm an honest person. I work the way I do and everybody knows how I treat the players.

"It's a difficult situation for me. I think when we have news it's going to be easier for everybody to talk."

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