The 60-year-old takes charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.Read the full story ›
Sunderland have announced the appointment of Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal.
Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat's replacement.Read the full story ›
The Black Cats are attempting to find their seventh permanent boss since the Irishman's departure.Read the full story ›
He has admitted his squad were simply not good enough to avoid another scrap for Barclays Premier League survival.Read the full story ›
The Northern Echo, Paul Fraser - Sam Allardyce would want assurances that cash was available for squad investment in January if Sunderland are to stand any chance of persuading him to succeed Advocaat.
The Journal - Chronicle Live - The identity of Dick Adovcaat's replacement is likely to determine whether Sunderland continue with the sporting director model.
The Mirror - Sunderland are without a manager - 10 things we learned from the Premier League weekend.
Daily Mail, Craig Hope - Sunderland owner Ellis Short has told disillusioned sporting director Lee Congerton he must remain at the club and find Dick Advocaat’s replacement despite handing in his notice.
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short says he is "truly saddened" by Dick Advocaat's decision to step down as head coach:
I am truly saddened by Dick’s decision, but I respect him for his honesty and for doing what he feels is right for the club.
He is a man of integrity and a true football person. He was hugely respectful of the club in taking this decision and he acted 100% in our best interests. It is also testament to his character that he has forgone any kind of a financial settlement, something which is very unusual in football.
I want to place on record my sincere thanks to Dick. He will be remembered with great affection by everyone at Sunderland and there will always be a warm welcome for him here at the Stadium of Light.
While this isn’t a situation any of us envisaged being in, what is important now is that we regroup quickly and focus on the rest of the season.”
Dick Advocaat says stepping down as head coach of Sunderland is "right for the club".
I want to thank everyone who has stood behind me. This is a very special football club, with so many great people, but I feel it is the right time to do this - not for me, but for the club.
I have made the decision to go after only eight games as I felt it was important to give everyone time turn things around - like we did last year. I am thankful to the chairman for understanding my feelings and I remain on good terms with everyone at the club.
I wish Ellis, Lee (Congerton), all of the staff, players and of course the supporters, who made me feel so welcome here, the very best of luck for the rest of the season. I have some wonderful memories to take with me and I hope I will return to see everybody again in the future.”
The club has confirmed that manager Dick Advocaat has left, after a poor start to the season.Read the full story ›
Speculation into whether manager Dick Advocaat will leave Sunderland continues today, after comments he made following his team's draw with West Ham.
Sunderland had led two nil, but conceded two goals and had a player sent off.
It was a much improved performance for the Black Cats, but when asked whether he would remain manager, Advocaat responded "I cannot say".