Dick Advocaat became a hero at Sunderland last year, coming in late in the season and saving the Black Cats from relegation.
However, his future at the Stadium of Light has already come into question, as Sunderland sits at the bottom of the table with two losses from two matches.
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Not only has Sunderland lost, but they have lost badly, 4-2 to Leicester City and 3-1 to Norwich City, failing to get a point from two of the teams they will likely be battling towards the bottom of the table.
Advocaat believes the club needs to spend more money to bring in quality players in order to survive in the Premier League, and admitted that “every player is for sale.”
Every player is for sale. If the player wants to go then he can go.
I have definitely said to our owner [Ellis Short] we needed five or six new players. He says we have four or five [already]. But I said we need quality players. You always get what you pay for. But I have to be fair to the owner; he never mentioned a figure to me.
We can compete to stay in the league, but no more. Financially, at the moment we can’t compete with other clubs.”
In a recent study, Sunderland was determined to be the second-least valuable Premier League club, sitting only above newly-promoted Cinderalla-story Bournemouth. American billionaire Ellis Short has owned the club since 2009, and has seen the side struggle as five managers have come and gone during his tenure.
Things wont be getting easier for Advocaat and Sunderland, as the Black Cats host Swansea City on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra). Swansea has been very impressive under Garry Monk, earning a draw away at Chelsea before beating Newcastle last weekend.Follow @KyleLynchFC