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Gus Poyet left the Chinese Super League in 2017.

Bordeaux have named former Sunderland and Brighton boss Gus Poyet as their new head coach.

The Uruguayan, whose appointment was announced shortly after Les Girondins beat Nantes 1-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday evening, had most recently been in charge of Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.

A tweet from Bordeaux said Poyet would be assisted at the Matmut Atlantique by his former Tottenham teammate Mauricio Taricco, and Fernando Menegazzo.

Poyet succeeds Jocelyn Gourvennec, who left his post on Thursday, in the wake of a 2-0 defeat to Caen.

Before Saturday’s victory at Nantes, Bordeaux were 13th in the league table having won just once in their previous six games. They are now 11th and the players have been given Sunday off following their triumph at Nantes, the club revealed on Twitter.

One of Poyet’s first challenges on the west coast of France will be trying to convince Brazilian forward Malcom to stay at the club amid reported interest from Tottenham.

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