Brighton could target Sherwood to replace Poyet if Uruguayan decides to leave Amex
Brighton will consider a move for Tim Sherwood should current manager Gus Poyet leave this summer.
Poyet has been suspended by the club following a series of rows with chairman Tony Bloom, and is expected to depart the Amex before the start of next season.
Brighton chiefs have started considering candidates to replace the Uruguayan.
Tottenham’s technical co-ordinator Sherwood is understood to be among the names that have already been identified as a possible successor to the former Chelsea midfielder.
The 44-year-old coach is highly rated at Tottenham, and chairman Daniel Levy rejected numerous attempts from Blackburn to appoint him as manager last year, something the south-coast club are acutely aware of.
Charlton manager Chris Powell and former Millwall boss Kenny Jackett will also be considered.
Meanwhile, Tony Pulis has spoken for the first time about his departure from Stoke and admitted that he understands why the club wanted to go ‘in a different direction’.
Pulis, 55, was axed after seven years in charge of the club following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
‘Although I am disappointed, I do understand what he means when he says the board feels a need to take the club in a different direction,’ Pulis said. ‘In leaving I am very proud of what we have all achieved.’