Report: Sunderland offer Dick Advocaat permanent job as manager

Advocaat has been approached concerning taking the full-time role of Sunderland manager.

According to the Mirror, Sunderland have offered Dick Advocaat the permanent managerial role at the Stadium of Light, having guided the club to Premier League safety.

Advocaat, 67, arrived at the club to replace Gus Poyet, and has overseen a stabilising of a Sunderland side who looked destined for relegation. He has not undergone a complete overhaul to lead them to safety, but improving various sections of the squad brought improved performances.

Safety was secured earlier this week, following a 0-0 draw with Arsenal, having picked up 11 points in eight games.

He was appointed until the end of this campaign, but having completed his main goal, the report claims that Sunderland owner Ellis Short has submitted a formal offer to hire the veteran coach on a permanent basis.

Yesterday it was reported by the Northen Echo that the Black Cats were desperate to keep Advocaat on a full-time basis, and now it appears as if Short has seen through his plans by offering a contract.

It is believed that the former Rangers boss will give his answer to the contract offer in the coming weeks, after a short holiday, and any decision will be based around whether his family will uproot and move to Wearside for the coming year.

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