Monday 24 October 2016

Advocaat offered Cats job

Dick Advocaat will give Sunderland an answer next Thursday on whether or not he is prepared to stay on as head coach after considering chairman Ellis Short's plans for the club.

The 67-year-old, who was handed just nine games in which to preserve the Black Cats' Premier League status and did so in eight, confirmed that he has been made an offer, and that he will respond to it next week. Advocaat said: "They have made me an offer, yes.

"It is in principle not so important in that way, it is also important what the club wants. Can they invest or not? That's also important to know for myself before I take that decision."

There were tears of joy from an emotional Advocaat on Wednesday night as Sunderland defended heroically to secure a goalless draw against Arsenal at the Emirates and claim the point that ensured Premier League safety.

Now he has to decide if he can build on the achievement of keeping the Black Cats in the top flight.

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