Gus Poyet asked to leave Brighton in March, says chairman Tony Bloom
Brighton chairman Tony Bloom has claimed that Gus Poyet wanted to leave the club back in March.
Last Updated: 02/08/13 4:02pm
But Bloom is confident that the team can challenge for promotion again this season under new head coach Oscar Garcia.
"I just want to look forward now because we've got Oscar here, we've got a great coaching team and I'm looking forward to the season ahead," Bloom added.
"I don't want to put Oscar under too much pressure before the season even starts. It's always a difficult one.
"It's a very competitive division as we know and every season, at the start of the season, we have to try and have a squad we think is capable of promotion. I certainly think this season we have that."