Report: Sunderland linked with Walter Mazzarri, West Ham game could be Advocaat’s last

Dick Advocaat’s last game in charge of Sunderland could be this weekend against West Ham.

According to TMW, Sunderland have already lined up their replacement for Dick Advocaat, looking towards Walter Mazzarri, the Italian boss most recently in charge of Internazionale.

It is stated in the report that Advocaat could be line for his last game this weekend, with the Black Cats picking up just two points from their opening seven games.

The Dutch boss has failed to get his team playing well, and for all the signings made over the summer, few players have yet to impress.

This has seen Advocaat come under increasing pressure, and according to the TMW, this weekend could be his last at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats host West Ham on Wearside, and a loss is likely to seal Advocaat’s fate. So far this term, the Hammers have won all three of their away Premier League games - against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City - and they are expected to pick up another three points.

This will see Advocaat out of a job, and TMW claim that Walter Mazzarri has already been lined up as his replacement.

The 53-year-old Italian is currently without a club, having last managed Internazionale in the 2013/14 campaign. Other spells have seen him take charge of a selection of Italian sides, including Napoli, Sampdoria, Livorno and Reggina.

Over his career, he has managed 577 games, winning 231 with a solid, if unspectacular, win ratio 40.03%.

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