The Uruguayan has arrived at the Stadium of Light with the Black Cats rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table with just one point from their opening seven matches.
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"To be honest, we didn't talk about funds for team strengthening before I came here," he told The Chronicle.
"My idea is to assess the players that are here and make sure I check them properly - which ones are down, which ones want to be here and which ones can help me.
"I will learn things this way. And then, depending on what I see in the next month or two, I will talk to the owner.
"But I don’t think we can start talking too much before then. At the moment, it’s not something I’m even thinking about."
Poyet's first game in charge of the club comes on Saturday when they face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.