Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has advertised for a new personal assistant which has caused quite a stir on social media.
For around £60,000 a year, duties include cleaning his house and organising his wardrobe.
Jonny Blair has been hunting for potential job seekers.
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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has once again warned his side must do significant business in the remaining week of the transfer window.
Watch the full press conference here.
Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has praised his players for summoning up the spirit of their successful fight against relegation last season to secure their first point this Premier League campaign.
The Black Cats fought back after going behind to clinch a 1-1 draw with Swansea at the Stadium of Light.
Watch Dick Advocaat's full post-match press conference here:
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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat admitted he was confused by his team's performance during Saturday's Premier League defeat to newly-promoted Norwich.
The Black Cats were beaten 3-1 in their first home game of the season at the Stadium of Light. The result leaves them rock bottom of the Premier League table having taken zero points from their opening two games.
Speaking after the match, Advocaat said:
They do things what I don't expect from a player at this level and I have to know why that can happen. It's really strange for me.
You can play bad but not knowing what to do is even worse.
Advocaat added that he's planning to holding a team meeting today to discuss his side's poor start to the season.
French midfielder Yann M'Vila will become the 1000th player to appear for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light today:
TEAMS: #SAFC: Pantilimon, Jones, Kaboul, Coates, van Aanholt, Cattermole (c) Larsson, M’Vila, Defoe, Lens, Fletcher.
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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is aiming to give Norwich City a 'difficult time' during today's Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light.
Speaking ahead of the game, the Dutchman said:
With this crowd, in this stadium, we have to give everybody a very difficult time.
The Black Cats go into the match looking for their first win of the season.
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Lee Cattermole will wear the captain's armband for Sunderland this afternoon as they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Huth, Morgan, Schlupp, Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiSun
Summer signings Younes Kaboul and Jeremain Lens will make their Premier League debut when the Black Cats against the Foxes kick-off at 3pm.