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There’s a storm brewing at the Stadium of Light, as Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has threatened to quit the club if he does not get his own way in the January transfer window.
Poyet only recently replaced Paolo Di Canio, and he has had a positive start to life at the club, winning the North East derby and also beating Manchester City.
The focus is starting to shift to the transfer window, and following a meeting with director of football Roberto De Fanti, Poyet has warned the club that it is his way or the highway.
The Mail’s David Kent has the quotes, while he also says Di Canio blamed De Fanti and chief scout Valentino Angeloni for the summer situation which saw the club bring in 14 players.
In Kent’s piece, Poyet said:
We talked about a position the other day and considered four players. I picked two. It was simple. One of the other two was a definite no. If that one is coming, I won't be here.
The player has to be the right one for me. If not, I'm not going to accept it.
I've told him my opinions about everybody and I've told him what I think we should be looking for.
Now, the best way for everything is to wait until the transfer window and to see what we do and how we do it and then you analyse. If it's good, fine. If not, then you need to sort it out.