Poyet is ready to take the reigns at the Stadium of Light.
Gus Poyet is about to be handed the vacant Sunderland managerial job and is set to take up the new role within the next 24 hours.
Sky sources: Sunderland to appoint Gus Poyet as manager in next 24 hours #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 7, 2013
The Uruguayan has been unemployed since parting ways with Brighton and Hove Albion earlier in 2013 and has been one of the Black Cats’ No.1 targets since the sacking of Paolo Di Canio.
Poyet has spent a long time working in the English game, starring as an attacking midfielder for both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur and then taking Brighton from League One to the Championship as a manager.
Roberto Di Matteo and Steve McClaren were both linked with the vacancy at the Stadium of Light, before the Italian was ruled out and McClaren went to Derby County instead.
The north east side have been on a terrible run of late, losing six of their opening seven Premier League matches and sitting bottom of the table with just a single point.
Poyet will have a tough task to turn things around for the club, but will have nearly two weeks to adjust due to the international break.