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Dick Advocaat quits Sunderland after 8 winless EPL matches

Dick Advocaat quits Sunderland, becoming 1st managerial departure of Premier League season

Dick Advocaat quits Sunderland after 8 winless EPL matches

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) -- Dick Advocaat has quit struggling Sunderland, becoming the first Premier League manager this season to leave his job.

The experienced Dutch coach stepped down with Sunderland winless after eight league games.

The 68-year-old Advocaat was initially hired on a two-month deal last season and, after saving the team from relegation in May, he had a change of heart and decided to stay for a season.

But Advocaaat said Sunday: "I have made the decision to go after only eight games as I felt it was important to give everyone time (to) turn things around -- like we did last year."


Updated : 2021-09-28 13:06 GMT+08:00