Sunderland coaching team reunited under Gus Poyet at AEK Athens

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet has reassembled his Sunderland backroom team at AEK Athens after his move to Greece was rubber-stamped.

Poyet today penned a deal until the end of the season at Athens, with an option to extend that contract by a further two years.

It sees the ex-Sunderland head coach return to the dug-out for the first time since being sacked at the Stadium of Light in March.

And Poyet will have a couple of familiar faces alongside him in Greece, with Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway joining him in his return to management.

Assistant Taricco and coach Oatway both worked under Poyet at Brighton and then at Sunderland, before parting ways with the Black Cats in the Spring too.

Poyet said: "I've been astonished by the warm welcome from everyone.

"Our goal is to win every single game, starting with the derby with Panathinaikos."