The Black Cats retained their top flight status for the 2015-16 campaign with a goalless draw with Arsenal away from home at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Wednesday evening.
Cole, a former Sunderland striker, was following the match, and he was delighted to see his old club escape the drop to the Championship.
Fair play to @SunderlandAFC showed determination and togetherness— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) May 20, 2015
Also watching the game on Wednesday was Trevor Sinclair, a former Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United winger.
Talk about togetherness and having a positive upbeat, glass half full manager? Congrats to @SunderlandAFC— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) May 20, 2015
Advocaat was appointed the Sunderland manager in mid-March following the dismissal of Gus Poyet.
There were doubts whether the Dutchman would be able to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League, but he has done exactly that.
The 67-year-old was emotional after the draw with Arsenal, which showed just how much he cares for the club and how much it meant to him to rescue them from relegation.