Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat questions spending on 'average' players

Dick Advocaat is not happy at the previous goings on at the club. Credit: PA

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has hit out at the club's spending on below average players.

The Dutchman believes the club's transfer business in the past has left the owner, Ellis Short, questioning his own investment at the Stadium of Light.

After three Premier League games, Sunderland find themselves with just one point thanks to some desperate performances in their opening fixtures.

Advocaat told the Sunderland Echo: "We had a big past here and I know a little bit about the salary of players - average players, lower than average players - and that's crazy.

"People who bought those kind of players for those transfer fees and gave them those salaries didn't care about the club.

"And then I can understand our owner when he thinks, 'I spent a fortune' and now where are they playing, or not playing? I can totally understand him.

"Supporters have to understand that before you can have a new start, you have to get rid."