Report: Dick Advocaat granted request to sign ‘five or six’ new players for Sunderland

Dick Advocaat

Sunderland appointed Dick Advocaat as manager, on one condition.

Advocaat made a u-turn on his previous decision to leave Sunderland at the end of last season, agreeing a one-year deal with the Black Cats.

The Dutch boss will remain at the club, and look to establish them in the Premier League after a number of years of instability and constant managerial changes.

Whilst only a short-term appointment, with Advocaat already 67-years-old, and only awarded a one-year deal, he proved last season that he would bring stability to the club and he is sure to keep them in the Premier League.

However, before taking the job on a permanent basis, Advocaat had to make sure the club management were in line with his ambitions, and he laid out a demand to guarantee the signing of ‘fix or six new quality players’ as per the Mirror.

This request has been granted, and Advocaat will oversee the revamping of a squad who are comparatively weak in relation to many of their Premier League rivals.

It is likely that these signings will be filled throughout the playing squad, with every position needing strengthening this summer, although the central defensive unit and striking positions are the main areas of worry.

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