Report: Sunderland want Sean Dyche to take over as manager

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Sunderland are looking for a successor for Dick Advocaat.

Sean Dyche is Sunderland's first choice to succeed Dick Advocaat, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Sunderland are on the hunt for a new manager to lead them next season, and they reportedly feel that Dyche is the best of the available candidates.

The Black Cats have been impressed by the job that the 43-year-old has done at Burnley and will attempt to prise him away from the Lancashire outfit in the near future.

Doing so could be difficult, as Burnley are understandably reluctant to to lose him, but the lure of Premier League football may be too much for Dyche.

The former Watford boss was unable to save the Clarets from the drop this season, but their form was still impressive - considering the budget he was given.

Burnley remained competitive until the closing stages of the campaign, despite their resources being by far the lowest in the top-tier, and the job he has done has clearly caught Sunderland's eye.

Dyche is known for getting his teams organised and he will be expected to guide Sunderland up the Premier League table, if he is appointed. 

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