Former Sunderland boss who didn't register a win last season set for Fenerbahce job

Jeremain Lens

Sunderland’s former manager Dick Advocate has been appointed as Fenerbahce manager in place of Vitor Pereira.

According to SkySports, the experinced manager has left the Netherland’s international manager Danny Blind “surprised and disappointed” after announcing he will be leaving his position as Netherlands assistant coach to join the Yellow Canaries.

Advocaat was appointed as assistant manager of the Netherlands by Blind in May, having previously served as manager of Sunderland until October 2015. The Dutch tactician left Sunderland following a poor start to the 2015-16 season where he lost his first three games. Advocaat replaced Vitor Pereira who departed the club after coming under intense pressure following Fenerbahce’s defeat to Monaco.

The Istanbul giants fans have been disappointed with Pereira’s brand of football and his tendency to clash with star players. Robin van Persie was linked with a move away from Fenerbahce after clashing with Pereira.

Fenerbahce take on the Swiss side Grasshoppers in the Europa league qualification clash this week.