Darren Anderton says Dick Advocaat could be first managerial casualty of the season

Dick Advocaat

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat are both under pressure.

Former Tottenham Hotspur attacker Darren Anderton has told Bwin.com Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat could be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

Sunderland have made a disappointing start to the 2015-16 campaign and find themselves at the foot of the league table at the moment.

Former Tottenham attacker Anderton seems to think that Advocaat will lose his job first, not Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

“I don’t,” the former Tottenham star told Bwin.com when asked if he thinks Rodgers will be the first managerial casualty this season. “Sunderland have started pretty poorly and especially the way they finished last year.

“They’ve always started the season poorly and they look like a team devoid of creating and scoring goals so Dick Advocaat could be first.”

Sunderland have picked up just two points from seven matches, and manager Advocaat is indeed under pressure.

However, one needs to remember that the Dutchman left the Black Cats at the end of last season and it was the Premier League club who got him back in.

Perhaps Advocaat will not be sacked, maybe he will leave of his own accord.

Liverpool manager Rodgers is also under pressure, as the Merseyside outfit continue to struggle in the Premier League and in the Europa League.

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