Dutch journalist explains why Advocaat will leave Sunderland in summer

Sunderland Fans

Dick Advocaat has taken control of Sunderland on a temporary basis.

Advocaat was appointed Black Cats boss earlier this week in an attempt to fight off relegation from the Premier League, and a Dutch journalist has told the Sunderland Echo why he will not remain into next season.

With nine games left, the Wearside club sit just one point clear of the final relegation place, and the former PSV, Zenit and Russia boss has his work cut out to keep them in the top flight. A lack of character and spirit is all that has defined the club this season, and it is hard to see them fighting off relegation - regardless of the manager in charge.

If the Black Cats are relegated, Advocaat’s time will likely be up in the summer, but should he prove to be an immediate success, one would suspect that the club would be keen on bringing him in on a permanent deal. At the age of 67, this could be his last job, and if enjoying his time in Sunderland, he may look to stay past the end of the season.

However, that potential outcome has been written off, with Dutch journalist Arno Vermeule explaining why he will not stay in England for longer than two months.

Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, he said: “His wife doesn’t allow him to work abroad for a long time. He has to be at home next year so she allows him to work for two months in England for Sunderland.”

Vermeule also addressed some of Advocaat’s biggest strengths, believing that he is very capable of turning the team around in just two months.

“He as a coach is capable to do the job in two months,” the Dutchman added. “He is technically very good, he has the qualities to put a lot of energy in the team. He did it in the past, two years ago at Alkmaar, so he can be very successful in England.”

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