Dick Advocaat will leave Sunderland if a better replacement is found

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has come out and said he will give up his position if the club can find a manager that can do a better job.

Although the former Rangers boss has no regrets about staying on at the Stadium of Light and is still dedicated to keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League, he has no problem with vacating his position if it's decided someone would do his job more successfully.

The 67-year-old was due to leave Sunderland after keeping his side in the Premier League last season, but was persuaded to stay by the club before signing a one-year deal.


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But with the team currently bottom of the table, without a win and only two points from six games, many are questioning if it was the right decision for Advocaat to stay and the club to offer him a new contract.

The Dutchman, who has managed his country in the past, could also be given the benefit of the doubt for a few more games after his achievement's last season.

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Advocaat prepared to step aside

When he took over at the Stadium of Light in March, he had just one job: keep the north-east side in the Premier League. With the club parting ways with Gus Poyet and only one point above the relegation zone, they seemed likely to go down, but Advocaat managed to keep them afloat.

He told BBC Sport this week: "Let's be clear, if I feel it is better for someone else to take over then I will go. Believe me."

Sunderland host Manchester City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, before traveling to Manchester United in the league on Saturday.

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