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Dutch managers taking over Premier League

Dick Advocaat taking over as manager to the end of the season at Sunderland means there are now three Dutch managers in the Premier League.

Dick Advocaat has joined Sunderland for the remainder of the season. Credit: PA

Here's how the Premier League carves up in terms of the nationality of the men in the hotseat.

  • ENGLAND: 9 - Garry Monk (Swansea), Sam Allarydce (West Ham), John Carver (Newcastle), Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace), Steve Bruce (Hull), Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa), Sean Dyche (Burnley), Chris Ramsey (QPR), Nigel Pearson (Leicester).
  • HOLLAND: 3 - Louis van Gaal (Manchester United), Ronald Koeman (Southampton), Dick Advocaat (Sunderland).
  • WALES: 2 - Mark Hughes (Stoke), Tony Pulis (West Brom).
  • FRANCE: - Arsene Wenger (Arsenal).
  • PORTUGAL: - Jose Mourinho (Chelsea),
  • CHILE: - Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City).
  • SPAIN: - Roberto Martinez (Everton).
  • ARGENTINA: - Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham).
  • NORTHERN IRELAND: - Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool).

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Ideye on target as West Brom edge out Stoke 1-0

Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic fails to stop Brown Ideye's shot. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Brown Ideye's first-half winner sealed a narrow 1-0 victory for West Brom as Tony Pulis returned to haunt former club Stoke City once again.

The striker's seventh goal of the season settled the game to move the Baggies 11 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Ex-Potters manager Pulis - who also beat Stoke 1-0 while in charge of Crystal Palace last season - saw Albion bounce back after back-to-back defeats against Aston Villa.

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Pellegrini: Man City players will never surround the referee

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists his players will never surround referees in an attempt to influence decisions.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The issue of player behaviour towards officials has been highlighted this week after Chelsea were widely criticised for their actions during the Champions League game against Paris St Germain on Wednesday.

One incident saw nine Chelsea players surround Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers after a challenge by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Oscar that resulted in the PSG striker's dismissal.

Pellegrini said: "You will never see a player of City surround the referee. I don't think that's the way this team is prepared to win.

"Maybe you can discuss with the referee about a decision, but just (for) one moment in the game."

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