Gus Poyet and the 10 Most Bizarre Ways Managers Have Been Fired

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Gus Poyet and the 10 Most Bizarre Ways Managers Have Been Fired
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Live television can be a risky beast; people can say something they shouldn't, there can be a technical error, one of your guests could be fired as Brighton & Hove Albion manager during the show and you have to tell them. You know, the usual.

Unfortunately for the BBC's coverage of the Confederations Cup game between Uruguay and Tahiti, the latter happened.

Before the kick off, a statement was released by Brighton & Hove Albion announcing that:

"Gus Poyet has been informed today by Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club's internal disciplinary panel that his employment has been terminated with immediate effect."

Here's where it gets ugly. Avram Grant-style ugly.

Poyet claims that he had not actually been informed by the club.

Brighton's (now former) manager claims the first he heard about it was, shortly after the statement was released, when he was working as pundit for the Uruguay and Tahiti game and a member of the BBC's production staff printed out and handed him the statement. 

Awkward. 

It resulted in this unique half time exchange. 

So is this the most bizarre way a manager has found out he has lost his job in the history of football?

Not quite. We've found 10 weirder ones and we're going to run you through all of them. Well, that's as long as the powers that be at Bleacher Report don't fire us between slides 7 and 6 via a tweet or something. 

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