Dick Advocaat admits excitement over new job opportunity a week after leaving Sunderland

Dick Advocaat

Dick Advocaat has revealed he wants to become the manager of Belgium’s national team a week after turning down Sunderland.

In an interview with nieuwsblad, Dick Advocaat has expressed his ambition of becoming the Belgium national coach, should Marc Wilmots move on.

Wilmots, who has been the Belgium manager since 2012, has been linked with the Schalke job by the Guardian after Roberto Di Matteo left and Advocaat admits the international post would be perfect for him.

‘’Five years ago, they were just young kids coming to watch, now they all play at big clubs,’’ said Advocaat, recalling his previous spell in charge of Belgium.

‘’However, I remain very cautious, because I honestly do not know what will happen to Marc Wilmots, but I’m excited if they ask me.’’

Last week, the 67-year-old revealed he would not become the new Sunderland head coach for the upcoming season despite leading them to Premier League survival.

The BBC reported, the Dutchman had said he no longer wished to continue in career management and labelled the Sunderland job as one of the highlights of his career.

If the ex-PSV manager does decide to take up the Belgium job, he will no doubt have the full support from the Sunderland fans who still thank him for giving them a Premier League side to support next season.

The job, for Advocaat, would be a perfect way to finish off an illustrious managerial career which has seen him hold 19 different jobs with 16 different teams in various countries.

He would get the chance to manage in the European Championship’s in France next summer and then possibly for the World Cup finals in Russia in 2018 before retiring and calling an end to his career.

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