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Alaves consider Gus Poyet for managerial role

Alaves have made an initial contact with former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet over the vacant managerial role at the club.

Heading into the game against Villarreal at the weekend, Alaves had failed to score a single goal and they were hopeless in front of goal once more as the away side scored three with no reply.

The club’s fourth straight defeat with no goals scored came after losses to Leganes, Barcelona and Celta Vigo, thus costing Argentine boss Luis Zubeldia his job, just months after taking over.

Javier Cabello has now taken over as interim manager, with the search for a permanent option already underway.

Failed attempts for former Espanyol boss Javier Aguirre and Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka have led the club to look at former Spanish internationals Abelardo and Ruben Baraja.

Whilst initial contact has been made for Poyet, who left his position at Shanghai Shenhua earlier this month, following four straight defeats in the Chinese Super League.

The former Brighton and Sunderland boss had a spell with Real Betis in May 2016 but was sacked after six months following player arguments and bad results.

Alaves lost 1-0 to Deportivo on Wednesday evening to further put their early season struggles into question.

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