Football manager gets his sacking news on air

Last updated 18:03 24/06/2013
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WHO, ME?: Gus Poyet didn't find out he had been sacked until he was told by the BBC while on-air.

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A football boss found out he had been sacked just before he went to air for the BBC.

Former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet found out he was fired whilst working for Match of the Day covering Spain's Confederations Cup match with Nigeria, reported the BBC

The TV production team handed him a print out of a statement that had been released on the Brighton website.

He told the BBC he intended to appeal the club's decision, and that the hardest part of the situation was that he was unable to talk to the players.

The Uruguayan spent three-and-a-half years with the club, getting them promoted to the Championship in 2011.

He took them into the play-offs last season where they lost to Crystal Palace in the semi-finals.

He said he hoped he would be back at the club next season.

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