Guy Poyet grateful to still be in Sunderland job

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits that had he been managing in another country he would have been out of a job following his side's 8-0 defeat against Southampton.

Gus Poyet has admitted that he is lucky to still be manager of Sunderland following his side's crushing defeat at Southampton.

The Black Cats fell to an 8-0 defeat at St Mary's last weekend - a result which the Uruguayan later described as being "embarrassing".

Poyet says that he has still not fully come to terms with what he witnessed, but remains grateful for the support that he has received.

"In another country, maybe an 8-0 defeat means that you lose your job," the Northern Echo quotes him as saying. "In England, that is not the case – at the moment.

"I don't know if it's that the supporters accept or understand. I don't accept it and I can't understand that you can lose 8-0. But the fans seem to have taken it on the chin. I've seen similar in the past from them.

"I haven't seen other teams lose 8-0 and nothing happens, and the manager is still the manager and the players still play. Where everybody moves on, which is fine. I can tell you that I haven't seen that anywhere other than here."

Sunderland are currently 17th in the Premier League table ahead of their match against Arsenal tomorrow.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at The Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
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