Ad­vo­caat leaves Sun­der­land

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Sun­der­land have con­firmed that Dick Ad­vo­caat has stepped down as man­ager af­ter fail­ing to record a sin­gle Premier League vic­tory this sea­son.

The 68-year-old Dutch boss, who took charge in March with the club just one point above the rel­e­ga­tion zone, had con­sid­ered quit­ting the Sta­dium of Light and re­tir­ing over the sum­mer af­ter guid­ing the Black Cats to safety, but was per­suaded to re­main in charge, sign­ing a new one-year deal.

Sun­der­land have the worst de­fen­sive record in the di­vi­sion and sit 19th in the ta­ble with just three points from a pos­si­ble 24.

Dick Ad­vo­caat

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