Jan Aage Fjortoft urges Sunderland to replace Advocaat with Bob Bradley on Twitter

Dick Advocaat

The journalist and former Middlesbrough striker feels the 57-year-old would be a good appointment for the Black Cats.

Jan Aage Fjortoft, who specialises in the Bundesliga as a journalist after a long career as a forward, believes Sunderland should appoint Bob Bradley as Dick Advocaat's successor at the Stadium of Light.

Advocaat's Sunderland exit was confirmed on Sunday afternoon and the hunt is now on to find a manager good enough to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League once more.

The task is looking harder than ever, with the Wearside outfit stuck to the relegation zone like glue after eight Premier League games.

But Fjortoft feels former USA boss Bradley would be an appropriate choice for Sunderland.

According to Sky Bet, Sam Allardyce is the current bookmakers' favourite to succeed Advocaat, with the likes of Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson following shortly behind.

Bradley isn't even on that list, suggesting he is a very left-field choice indeed. There are no indications as to whether Sunderland would actually approach the 57-year-old - nor are there any that Bradley would entertain the notion of coming to the Stadium of Light.

It's certainly an interesting choice, though, much different from the bog-standard Big Sam suggestions.

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