Dick Advocaat set to stay at Sunderland following an astonishing u-turnby Jack Kitson / 04 June 2015, 13:05Tweet
According to reports Dick Advocaat is set to perform an astonishing u-turn and accept a one-year contract extension at Sunderland. The popular Dutchman previously reluctantly revealed that he would leave the club after masterminding their Premier League survival, however the 67-year-old could now be on the verge of signing a new deal at the Stadium of Light; news that will no doubt bring a smile to the faces of many Black Cats fans.
Despite originally rejecting the offer of a new contract, it appears that Advocaat has persuaded his other-half to let him stay on in the north east of England, postponing his retirement from the managerial arena. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but it looks incredibly likely that the Dutchman will now put pen to paper, with bookmakers suspending the betting as a result.
Earlier this week Burnley boss Sean Dyche emerged as the new favourite in the betting, ahead of the former frontrunner Sam Allardyce. Meanwhile, the ex-Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster also propelled himself into contention in the Next Sunderland Manager Market, although the club denied opening talks with the Dutchman, contrary to reports.