Gus Poyet took charge at Sunderland on Tuesday on a mission to restore unity to the struggling English Premier League club following the divisiveness of Paolo Di Canios brief, stormy reign. Custom Atlanta Falcons Jerseys . Poyets immediate challenge is to produce Sunderlands first victory in the league, with the northeast club bottom with just one point from seven matches. "Trust me, believe, connect with the team," Poyet said after signing a two-year contract. "We are all together in this. Its important now we stick together." As with Di Canios appointment in March, American owner Ellis Short has hired a man with no previous topflight managerial experience. "Its a big, big challenge," Poyet said. "I thought that I would have an opportunity in the Premier League and now Ive got it I need to make sure I prove that they picked the right man to get us from the situation that we are." The former Uruguay midfielder began his mission with a managerial approach far removed from that of the maverick Di Canio, who left amid claims -- disputed by the Italian -- of player unrest. "The idea is to address the problems quickly, make sure that we train and convince the players to get better, and then slowly that will make us pick up points," Poyet said. "The sooner we win the better, but the idea is to make sure that we understand the way we would like them to play football. We think its the best way. "So there has to be a very good communication with the players -- understanding, trust. We need to commit as a group. We need to make sure that we are all together, the players, the staff, the fans. Make sure that we are very strong to make sure we can win football games." The 45-year-old has quickly found work again despite being fired by second-tier club Brighton in June for gross misconduct. He becomes Sunderlands sixth permanent manager in less than five years, with Di Canio lasting only six months in the job before being fired in September. "We analyzed a wide range of candidates and believe that Gus track record, experience, commitment and passion make him the right man to take us forward," said Short, the American businessman who bought Sunderland in 2008. As a midfielder, Poyet spent his peak playing years with Zaragoza, Chelsea and Tottenham before becoming assistant manager to Dennis Wise at Swindon in 2006. He followed Wise to Leeds before Tottenham hired him to work under Juande Ramos in October 2007. Although Poyet won the League Cup with Ramos at Tottenham early in 2008, they were fired in October after a poor start to the season. Poyet, though, was soon handed his first managerial job in 2009 at Brighton, which was then in the third tier, steering the south-coast club to promotion in 2011 by winning the League One title. The team missed out on promotion to the Premier League in May by losing in the League Championship playoffs before Poyet was fired. Now Poyet is back in work and he has almost two weeks during the international break to plan for Sunderlands next match at Swansea on Oct. 19. The players have shown signs they were starting to gel under interim manager Kevin Ball in recent weeks, with a League Cup victory over third-tier club Peterborough followed by stronger showings in losses to Liverpool and Manchester United. "If there were no talented players and no quality players the challenge would be practically impossible," Poyet said. "I am convinced the players are good enough." Calvin Ridley Jersey . -- The Atlanta Braves are facing the possibility of losing another pitcher for the season after general manager Frank Wren said Saturday that Cory Gearrin has a serious injury to his right elbow. Logan Paulsen Jersey . The Gatineau Olympiques head coach will lead Canada in its quest to end its gold medal drought at the 2015 world junior hockey championship held in Montreal and Toronto at the end of this year. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Falcons-Justin-Bethel-Jersey/ . James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs.ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team. The 20-year-old Walker was selected in the third round of last months draft. He signed a standard three-year, entry-level contract Friday. Walker was born in Wales but spent his early childhood in Australia before moving to the Czech Republic. Brandon Fusco Jersey. Walker became the first Aussie in the American Hockey League when he played for the Hershey Bears, the Capitals AHL affiliate. He had five goals, six assists and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games with Hershey last season. Youth NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys ' ' '