Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat until the end of the season
Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.
The 67-year-old Dutchman replaces Gus Poyet, who was dismissed on Monday after 17 months in charge.
A Sunderland statement read: "Sunderland AFC has appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the current season.
"The Dutchman brings a wealth of experience to the Stadium of Light, with over 30 years in management at both club and international level."