Advocaat considering Sunderland offer

After rescuing the Black Cats from relegation, the veteran Dutch coach is mulling over the prospect of remaining in charge but wants assurances over transfer funds

Dick Advocaat has confirmed that Sunderland have offered him the chance to stay on as head coach and he will make a decision next week.

The vastly experienced former Netherlands coach was appointed by the Wearside club in March following Gus Poyet’s departure.

Advocaat was charged with the task of keeping Sunderland in the Premier League and a goalless draw at Arsenal on Wednesday ensured that his mission was accomplished.

The 67-year-old is only contracted until the end of the season, but he has been given the chance to remain at the Stadium of Light next year and will mull over his decision in the coming days.

“They have made me an offer, yes,” Advocaat explained ahead of the Sunderland’s final game of the season against champions Chelsea.

“It is, in principle, not so important in that way, it is also important what the club wants. Can they invest or not? That’s also important to know for myself before I take that decision.”