Michael Gray and Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Dick Advocaat departure

Dick Advocaat has left his position as the Sunderland manager.

Sunderland fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the departure of Dick Advocaat.

Advocaat has stepped down from his role as the Black Cats’ boss, as announced on the club’s official website.

The Dutchman was appointed the Sunderland boss in March and was entrusted with the task of preventing the team from getting relegated to the Championship.

The 68-year-old did his job perfectly and guided the Black Cats to Premier League safety.

Advocaat left the Stadium of Light after his heroics, only to be persuaded by Sunderland to return and sign a one-year contract.

However, the former Rangers boss has now left Sunderland for good, with the club confirming his decision in a statement on their official website on Sunday afternoon.

Following the announcement, Sunderland fans took to Twitter to have their say on the departure of Advocaat, with Michael Gray thanking him on the social networking site.

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