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Poyet sacked by Bordeaux after sensational rant


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He said last night:

“Today is my worst day at this club. What happened today with Gaëtan Laborde is a disgrace. And I think we need to stop here. I asked the club not to sell him until we bring in a player. They didn’t listen to me, they let Laborde leave. We arrived at the hotel today at 11:45, Laborde was not there. We called him, he was at Montpellier. Nobody said anything to us.”

“So I will speak to my agent tomorrow, and I will take a decision. I don’t know if things will finish or not… It is a disgrace that they have done this to me, the players and the supporters. I cannot accept that. So I demand an explanation from the president and the owners. If they can explain it to me tomorrow, then I will decide whether or not I will stay, but I want an explanation.”

A journalist then asked: “It is my understanding that you were aware of the Laborde sale…”

Poyet: “Who said that to you? A Bordeaux representative? If you don’t tell me, I won’t speak to you. Ok, fine thank you (as he receives no answer). I don’t give a f*** about these Bordeaux representatives who speak to you. They tell you lies, and you don’t have the cojones to say the truth.”

“I will tell you, nobody has called me, I have a text that I sent to the club that read “Laborde does not leave until we replace him with another attacker.” Do I need to show it to you in front of the cameras. I am telling you… Nobody told me he had left until we arrived at the hotel this morning. Be careful. I don’t give a f*** about Bordeaux representatives who try and kill me from behind to make me leave. I am not going to leave like this. It is up to them to speak to you. It doesn’t work like this.”

Bordeaux press officer: “We finish there.”

Gus Poyet: “No we don’t actually. I decide when we finish, not you.”

Journalist: “Are you going to resign now?”

Poyet: “No, I am going to ask for an explanation. Tomorrow, I will speak to my agent and make a decision after the club explains itself… You watch yourself eh, you watch yourself, there is only one owner today, one owner. I don’t know what you are talking about, I am talking about something that happened today. I asked for Gaetan not to be sold, he left, so I want an explanation. Because we arrived at the hotel at 11:45 and nobody in my staff knew that Gaetan wasn’t here. I spoke with Gaetan and he had permission to leave, that is the truth. So if I receive an explanation, we can speak on Saturday again, and I will give you all the news that I have received from the club. Am I speaking about something that is not clear?”

“Last week, there was information that came out in L’Équipe and Sud Ouest that only 3 people knew about, and I am one of those 3 people. The other two I know well. That is something very important. I know who is speaking behind my back. We have arrived at a point where people need to be careful. All that I am asking for is respect and professionalism. Not more, not less. Respect and professionalism. If we have that, then we can move forward. If we don’t, then it is finished.”

The players refused to train this morning because of the board's decision to sack him.

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what a shambles. disagreement with the board and he's taken it very badly, rightly in my eyes. Especially if he's told them his opinion and they've not even communicated with him about the sale of a player. 

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Crazy. There's a huge mismanagement factor going on all the way through football at so many clubs. People might say that Poyet has overreacted but if he says he needs player X to stay, the board gets rid of him and then results go to shit, he knows he's getting the blame when the consequences have partially come from the board themselves going against his advice.

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Just now, Stan said:

what a shambles. disagreement with the board and he's taken it very badly, rightly in my eyes. Especially if he's told them his opinion and they've not even communicated with him about the sale of a player. 

I don't understand the ego's involved that would lead some members of the board to think this is the proper way to go about business. 

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12 minutes ago, ...Dan said:

All that I am asking for is respect and professionalism. Not more, not less. Respect and professionalism. If we have that, then we can move forward. If we don’t, then it is finished.”

This is the most important part, for me. And clearly Poyet feels the club or people above him have failed on this part. I don't see any problem with Poyet requesting this as it's just good ethics at the end of the day, regardless of it being a football club or not. You'd expect that even if the hierarchy above you were to make a decision, they'd have the balls and dignity about them to speak to you about it. 

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16 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

You tell them Gus, pull no punches!!! 

Fuck em!!! 

I don't know who is in the right here obviously but I am siding with Gus... B|

I have more respect for Gus now than ever. Telling him to go F*ck themselves is absolutely great. 

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2 hours ago, Eco said:

I have more respect for Gus now than ever. Telling him to go F*ck themselves is absolutely great. 

Its not unusual for someone at some point to be so fed up with their job or employer that they feel the need to give them a big mouthful before departing... takes a special moment though for that to come together like this and actually trigger it... Credit to him for giving them both barrels.. xD

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