Sunderland's Dick Advocaat explains why he's glad transfer business has concluded for now

Dick Advocaat

Sunderland were busy during this summer's transfer window.

Sunderland Head Coach Dick Advocaat explained to the Sunderland Echo that long hours in the day and uncertainty over deals is something he won't miss, and he is now glad that the transfer window has closed.

It has been a very busy transfer window for the Black Cats which saw as many as eight players arriving at the Stadium of Light including Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen and DeAndre Yedlin.

The Dutchman said to the Sunderland Echo: “Since we started on July 1, the problem has been that there have been so many deals that have been on-off, on-off.

“Every day almost there has been a different answer on different players.

“Normally when you go home at 5pm or 6pm it stops, but it has been going on until 11pm – it never stops!

“In principle, we start today because now we know what squad we’ve got and we can think about how we want to work, with what kind of team.”

Here the Sunderland boss explains how trying dealing in the transfer market can be pretty trying and that things can change a lot even during a day of transfer negotiations. 

Now Advcoaat can get on with the work on trying to get Sunderland winning games in the Premier League having only picked up the two points from their opening four games. 

But he appears to have added resources in nearly every part of the team, with a combination of youth and experience throughout the window, though there is the pressing issue of sorting out their defensive frailties that have been on display in each and every game they have played so far this season. 

It will be interesting to see what effect the arrivals will have on the side in the coming weeks and months. 

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