Dick Adovcaat signs a one-year deal at Sunderlandby Jack Kitson / 04 June 2015, 15:17Tweet
Sunderland have confirmed reports that Dick Advocaat has decided to return to the club, with the Dutchman penning a one-year deal at the Stadium of Light. The 67-year-old was previously adamant that he would be drawing the curtains on his managerial career, however in a shock twist he has re-joined the Black Cats, much to the delight of their supporters, players and staff.
Back in March Advocaat was chosen as the man to succeed the sacked Gus Poyet and save Sunderland from the dreaded drop. The former Netherlands manager went on to win three, draw three and lose three of his nine games in charge, which was enough to preserve the club's Premier League status, with a 16th place finish.
Sunderland were eager for Advocaat to sign a new deal at the end of the season, however he had an agreement with his wife that the short spell would be his last job in football. But, the vastly experienced gaffer appears to have whispered the right words to his other-half, as he is now back at the helm of the north east side, who will now be eagerly awaiting the 2015/16 top-flight fixtures announcement on 17 June.