Dick Advocaat leaves Sunderland

Sunderland have announced that Dick Advocaat, who stepped up to manage the club in March following the sacking of Gus Poyet, will no longer be coaching after saving the side from relegation.

Advocaat was appointed in March and saw his side gain 12 points from a possible 27 to assure safety with a game to spare.

According to the Sunderland Echo, Sam Allardyce is the favourite to replace Advocaat, despite his claim to be taking a break from football and questions regarding whether he would be suitable for the position.

Other potential managers include Paul Clement, who will likely succeed Steve McClaren at Derby County.

McClaren is also a possibility along with David Moyes, Sean Dyche, and Slavisa Jokanovic.