While the 45-year-old has claimed that he will take influence from the various coaches he played under during his career, the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss has insisted that he will do things his "own way".
"I thought to myself 'what if someone sees something in me and they offer me a job tomorrow?'," the Shields Gazette quotes Poyet as saying. "I have to know what this is all about.
"As a coach, you can learn from everyone you work with, but you have to do it your own way, and that's what I am going to do at Sunderland."
Poyet will take charge of his first Sunderland game when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City on Saturday.