Poyet suspended by Brighton after budget row with chairman as Uruguayan looks to be heading out of Amex

Gus Poyet has been suspended by Brighton after a budget bust-up with chairman Tony Bloom.

And the south-coast club are considering taking legal action against their manager under breach of contract regulations.

Poyet has been ordered to stay away from the club - and is not allowed to talk to any of his players - as officials conduct an internal investigation.

On his way out? Brighton have suspended manager Gus PoyetOn his way out? Brighton have suspended manager Gus Poyet

Assistant manager Mauricio Taricco and first-team coach Charlie Oatway have also been suspended. They were informed of this decision by email.

Poyet and Taricco were spotted in London's Smith of Smithfields restaurant looking gloomy at lunch earlier today.

A statement on the club's website confirmed: 'Brighton & Hove Albion has confirmed that it has suspended its manager, assistant manager, and its first team coach from their duties.

'The club will now follow its internal procedures with regard to this matter and will make no further comment at this time.'

The Uruguayan openly questioned the club's ambition immediately after his side's play-off exit against bitter rivals Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Mauricio Taricco

Charlie Oatway

Suspended: Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway have also been suspended by Brighton

And his comments are said to have infuriated Bloom, who has been at odds with Poyet over the level of the playing budget throughout the season.

Poyet wants more cash to spend on strengthening his squad, but the money has not been forthcoming.

And it is understood the transfer budget is again at the centre of their latest disagreement.

Poyet held an emotional meeting with his squad on Tuesday, revealing to them he was likely to leave the Seagulls before the start of next season.

Had enough? Gus Poyet saw his side lose in the play-offsHad enough? Gus Poyet saw his side lose in the play-offs

And the former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder now looks set for an acrimonious spilt with the club he has been at the helm for three-and-a-half years.

Poyet still has three years left on his current deal and he would be entitled to around £2million in compensation if he was sacked.

But dismissal by breach of contract could see Brighton escape the paying that sum.

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