Former Rangers, Zenit St. Petersburg, PSV Eindhoven, and Netherlands boss Dick Advocaat has been appointed as the new Sunderland boss just a day after the board announced the sacking of Gus Poyet.
Advocaat led Rangers to two Scottish Premiership and Cup doubles, while also winning the league titles with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia. Advocaat also led Rangers to the Europa League final (then called the UEFA Cup) before winning it with Zenit against his old club, as well as the UEFA Super Cup the year after.
Advocaat has his work cut out for him with the Black Cats just 1 point above the drop with 9 left to play. Sunderland travel to West Ham this weekend.