Gus Poyet Sacked By Bordeaux After Wild Rant At Board

Ruben Hill
August 17, 2018

Gustavo Poyet has been suspended by Bordeaux after a disagreement with the club over a transfer conducted by the club.

The former Brighton boss said the club were a "disgrace" for selling striker Gaetan Laborde to Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier without his permission.

"What the club did today with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace, I asked the club not to let him leave until we bring in a player".

"No I am not happy, It is one of my worst days at the club", the 50-year-old Uruguayan said.

At this point the Bordeaux press officer attempted to intervene, saying that "we'll stop there".

"They have not recruited and they let Laborde go", Poyet added on Thursday. I told the club he could not leave until another player had been brought in.

"We arrived at the hotel today at 11:45 and Laborde was not there". Nobody told me anything!

" I want to talk to my agent and I am going to make a decision".

"It's shameful that they have done that against me, against the players, against the fans. That's not the case - I'm the boss at the club with the owners and the shareholders". They are going to explain to me tomorrow (Friday) and we will see if I carry on or not. "I don't know if this will be the end for me (at Bordeaux)".

"It's so ridiculous I must give myself some time before reacting because my words might go too far". It said he met Bordeaux president Stephane Martin at the club's training ground on Friday and departed 10 minutes later.

Martin said after a week of suspension both the club and Poyet will discuss the issue. But his outburst, after a win, was surprising and we couldn't act like nothing had happened.

Martin announced news of his suspension to the players, some of whom then refused to take part in a training session overseen by Eric Bedouet, the fitness coach, who is likely to be put in interim charge.

Poyet claims he didn't find out about Laborde's departure until the morning of Bordeaux's second leg clash with Mariupol, which the French side won 2-1.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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