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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Poyet poised to take over Reading reins

PREMIER League strugglers Reading are close to appointing Brighton's Gus Poyet as manager, WRITES SAM WALLACE.

There is a willingness on both sides to get the deal done, and only the finer details of the Uruguayan's contract need to be finalised ahead of an announcement before the end of the week.

Poyet has now met Reading owner Anton Zingarevich, and the Russian has approved the appointment.

There is a compensation payment of nearly £2m payable to Championship promotion hopefuls Brighton on the termination of Poyet's contract.

There has been a long-standing agreement between Poyet and Brighton chairman Tony Bloom that Poyet would be permitted to speak to a Premier League club if interest was shown.

While there has been surprise in some quarters that Poyet would leave Brighton, where he won promotion from League One as champions in 2011, the spending limitations placed upon him in recent months have been a frustration.

Irish Independent

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