Dick Advocaat: Why I’m coming back to Sunderland

Dick Advocaat
Dick Advocaat

Dick Advocaat has confirmed that he is heading back to Sunderland after a change of heart over extending his stay at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats announced today that Advocaat will pen a one-year deal at the Stadium of Light after initially opting to reject the club’s advances and retire from club football.

The 67-year-old’s return to the Stadium of Light is a huge boost to the Black Cats after both supporters and the club’s hierarchy had been desperate for Advocaat to commit his future to the club.

And in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf today, Advocaat revealed why he was heading back to Wearside.

He said: “The club kept calling. The owner would not let go.

“I have decided to sign a new deal.

They think I’m still fit enough and personally I also feel that I am still fine. And it’s a wonderful club.

Dick Advocaat

“They think I’m still fit enough and personally I also feel fine.

“And it’s a wonderful club

“Sunderland should have a team which is good when the Premier League begins.

“The owner is willing to make resources available and it’s nice to be able to build a team now in preparation (for next season).”