Dick Advocaat has told De Telegraaf that he has agreed to become the Sunderland manager for next season.
Earlier today, The Sun reported that the Dutchman has decided to made a U-turn on his initial decision not to carry on at the Stadium of Light..
Advocaat was appointed the Sunderland boss in mid-March following the dismissal of Gus Poyet.
The task of the former Rangers boss was to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League, and he did just that.
Although Sunderland offered him the chance to remain their head coach, Advocaat declined due to family reasons.
The 67-year-old has now gone back on his original decision and has confirmed that he will be in charge of the Black Cats next season.
“The club kept calling,” Advocaat told De Telegraaf. “The owner would not let go…
“I have decided to sign a new deal. They think I’m still fit enough and personally I also feel that I am fine. It’s a wonderful club.”
Sunderland have also confirmed that Advocaat has signed a one-year deal with the club on their official website.
This will come as good news to the Sunderland fans, as the club have been searching for a new manager since the end of the season.
Advocaat was quite emotional after securing survival for the Black Cats, and it showed just how much he cares about the club.
If the former Netherlands national team coach is given funds this summer, then he should be able to build a strong team.