According to reports from the Mirror, new head coach at the Stadium of Light – Dick Advocaat – has revealed that he would indeed like to stay on as Sunderland manager after his contract expires at the end of the season.
The experienced Dutchman has been brought in to restore some calm and composure to the ever shaky ranks of the Black Cats squad, which after their most recent 4-0 loss at home to Aston Villa, aren’ t exactly in the best place psychologically at the moment.
Speaking on the topic, the 67-year-old has been quick to confirm his position: “I’ve heard and read the reports that they are already looking for a younger trainer.
“At the moment, I’m only here for two months. But, in principle, yes. The first two days have been good.
“What have I got to lose? Nothing.”
The former Netherlands boss brings with him a wealth of experience to the north east after Gus Poyet’s somewhat inevitable departure from the Stadium of Light this week, but Advocaat nevertheless has a huge task on his hands if he wishes to keep Sunderland away from the ever dreaded realms of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
Even if he is successful come the culmination of the season however, Real Madrid no. 2 Paul Clement is said to be in strong contention to land the Sunderland job on a more permanent basis ahead of the Dutchman in the run up to the new season.