Nottingham Forest could be set to target former Sunderland and Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet in the summer after the Uruguayan announced that he will be leaving his post as manager of Greek club AEK Athens according to the Nottingham Post.
Poyet has been one of the favourites to land the permanent managerial job at The City Ground in recent weeks along with Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill and the latest news regarding Poyet’s future could tempt Forest to make a move for the former midfield ace.
Gus Poyet took charge of AEK Athens at the end of October and has guided the club to second in the Greek Superleague. Despite his success with the Dikefalos Aetos, Poyet has no desire to remain in Greece beyond the current campaign and has announced his departure.
The 47 year old started his managerial career at Brighton & Hove Albion in 2009 where he guided the club to promotion to the Championship. The Seagulls developed further under the Uruguayan and only Championship Play Off heartbreak denied the club a debut season in the Premier League.
In October 2013, Poyet was appointed manager of Premier League club Sunderland and helped the club reach the League Cup Final that season where they were defeated by Manchester City while the club also staved off any threat of relegation. Poyet was sacked in March last year after a poor run of results.
Poyet has an impressive overall win rate as a manager of 42.76% .