There were rumours last week that Advocaat could be looking to leave Sunderland just weeks into the season, but a report in the Mirror claims that he has changed his mind due to the success of the Black Cats’ late transfer business.
Director of football Lee Congerton brought in Sunderland’s eighth player of the summer on deadline day - signing DeAndre Yedlin on loan from Spurs - and Advocaat now believes he has a squad capable of achieving the aim of a mid-table finish.
The same media outlet reported towards the end of August that the Dutch boss was considering his future at the Stadium of Light due to the lack of strengthening in the transfer market, having see his team pick up just two points from their opening four games.
He was frustrated by the club’s inability to sign a new striker or further defensive cover, but in the last few days of the window Sunderland brought in Fabio Borini and Yedlin, bringing in two targets that Advocaat was keen on.
Following the close of the transfer window, and the business that Sunderland have completed, Advocaat is confident he can achieve his aim for the season, and is willing to see through his year-long contract.