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Sunderland make Advocaat offer to stay on as manager having secured Premier League survival

Having kept Sunderland in the Premier League, Dick Advocaat has been invited to stay on as the Black Cats boss.

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The Dutchman arrived at the club with the remit of keeping the North-East giants in the Premier League following the unhappy decline of Gustavo Poyet’s side.

Having succeeded with this goal, the 67-year-old has confirmed that he has been offered an extended deal to stay at the Stadium of Light beyond the end of the current campaign.

“They have made me an offer, yes,” confirmed Advocaat, as reported by L’Equipe.

It hasn’t been plain sailing for the Dutchman since moving to the Premier League—his first-ever stab at coaching in the English top flight.

He was appointed on March 17, with Poyet having been dismissed after a 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa.

The former Glasgow Rangers coach struggled to have an instant impact, losing his first match to West Ham United, but has only lost one since then—a 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

The coach’s record to date at the Stadium of Light is won three, drawn three and lost two, with the 1-0 derby victory over Newcastle United in the manager’s second match endearing him to the club’s fans.

Before moving to the Premier League, Advocaat had previously managed the Russian, Serbian and Belgian national sides, PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar.

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