Gus Poyet "planning for all eventualities" at Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admits that he needs to plan for "all eventualities" with the club at the foot of the Premier League table.

Gus Poyet has admitted that he needs to plan for "all eventualities" with Sunderland slowly being cut adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table.

The Black Cats are currently seven points from safety, albeit with three games in hand on those around them.

"I was talking to [sporting director] Lee Congerton. He came over and told me a couple of things he was doing, and I was tempted to click on the plan for pre-season in the Championship and have a look," Poyet is quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

"We've not put anything in place for that yet, but I was tempted. I nearly looked, but I'm not planning for that yet. If people say you're planning for games in the Championship you're expecting to be there. I'm not, but you have to have an element of realism.

"We need to start planning for all eventualities. You've got to start looking for players because everything changes. It's the worst situation for everyone, because you've got different scenarios to consider."

Sunderland face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Monday night.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates after the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park on February 1, 2014
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