The first match of the next season that Sunderland has to play is scheduled to take place on August 8 as they face off with Leicester City and so far Dick Advocaat has secured the services of YounesKaboul, Jeremain Lens and Adam Matthews as those are a few of the latest signings that have arrived to the Stadium of Light.
Dick Advocaat has already reinforced his team by those players that were mentioned above but the Dutch coach has established meetings with the chairman of Sunderland, Ellis Short. Both of them have been meeting up with the main subject of discussion is in relation to which players can be signed next.
Even before the past Premier League season had reached it’s end, Dick Advocaat said that he had already been talking with Ellis Short as to which players could be signed without having to spend a major amount of cash.
Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat said: “A couple of weeks ago, we had a very good meeting with the chairman and he’s willing to do something. In that way, he’s so much involved in the club. He wants to do the best for this club. Hopefully we can do that and bring in the right players for the right price. I hope that we can still do something. If not, okay. We have to be realistic. I’m very happy with the president and what he’s done so far.”
From the looks of it, Dick Advocaat has a healthy relationship with the executives of Sunderland and this is good news for the club as well as it supporters. Advocaat needs all the support he can get in order to push the Premier League forward. The Dutch manager was just barely able to guide Sunderland away from the bottom relegation zone in the previous season with only a few points keeping Sunderland alive and Advocaat is hoping that they don’t go through another hectic season.