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Reports: Dick Advocaat 'to stay at Sunderland'

Dick Advocaat celebrates with his players after a draw against Arsenal on Wednesday 20 May secured his team's Premier League status. Credit: PA

A newspaper is reporting that Dick Advocaat will in fact stay on as Sunderland manager.

The club announced last week that the Dutchman would not continue on Wearside. Dick Advocaat, 67, said at the time that he wanted to retire from club football. The club said last week that it was "extremely disappointed" by the decision.

But The Sun is now reporting that he will in fact stay on as manager. On Twitter, the paper's sportsdesk said: "Dick Advocaat performs a sensational U-turn and will stay at Sunderland as boss".

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Danny Graham donates to save career of fellow player

Sunderland striker Danny Graham has put his hand in his pocket to help save a fellow footballer's career.

What a gesture from Danny Graham. Credit: PA

The 29-year-old Black Cats frontman has donated £2,690 to a fund set up to raise money to cover the cost of an operation for Gateshead midfielder JJ O'Donnell, who is suffering from the rare foot condition sesamoiditis.

O'Donnell confirmed the news via his Twitter account, tweeting: "I'm not singling Danny out as without everybody donating, I wouldn't have ever reached my target, but a donation like that has left me speechless.

"I've never met Danny, but for him to put an astronomical amount like that towards a fund of a lad who he doesn't know speaks volumes of what a true gentleman he is."

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