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Kone brace helps Sunderland relegate Newcastle, Norwich

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London (AFP) Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League on Wednesday as Sunderland secured their survival with a one-sided 3-0 victory over Everton.

Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone's first two goals for the club and a Patrick van Aanholt free-kick took Sam Allardyce's side four points clear of danger with one game remaining.

Kone brace helps Sunderland relegate Newcastle, Norwich

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London (AFP) Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League on Wednesday as Sunderland secured their survival with a one-sided 3-0 victory over Everton.

Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone's first two goals for the club and a Patrick van Aanholt free-kick took Sam Allardyce's side four points clear of danger with one game remaining.

6 Premier League managerial casualties this season

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Steve McClaren was sacked as Newcastle United manager on Friday AFP Sport looks at all the Premier League bosses who have left their posts this season:

Dick Advocaat (Sunderland)

The Dutchman had saved Sunderland from relegation last season as interim boss after taking over in March and eventually opted to come back for another season after initially deciding to retire.

6 Premier League managerial casualties this season

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Steve McClaren was sacked as Newcastle United manager on Friday AFP Sport looks at all the Premier League bosses who have left their posts this season:

Dick Advocaat (Sunderland)

The Dutchman had saved Sunderland from relegation last season as interim boss after taking over in March and eventually opted to come back for another season after initially deciding to retire.

Big Sam can save the Black Cats

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Sunderland's nightmare start has been compounded upon as manager Dick Advocaat announced his resignation from the side after the weekend's two all draw with West Ham, in which Sunderland dropped a two-goal lead.

Advocaat now becomes the fifth Sunderland manager within four seasons.

Sunderland confirm manager Dick Advocaat has left the club

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Sunderland have confirmed their manager Dick Advocaat has resigned from his managerial position at the club.

Following a string of poor performance under former manager Gus Poyet, the Black Cats showed him the exit door and the Dutchman replaced him as the manager in March 2015.

Dick Advocaat Explains THAT Classic Photo Of Himself, Louis Van Gaal And Two Young Ladies Wearing Nowt But Body Paint

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With Dick Advocaat's Sunderland squaring off against Louis van Gaal's Manchester United in the Premier League today, the opportunity has been seized to once again circulate what must surely rank as one of the most iconic sporting images of our time.

The photo you see above you of Advocaat and Van Gaal squatting coyly beside a pair of scantily clad ladies was taken as part of a promo set for the Eredivisie clash between PSV and Ajax in 1995.

Advocaat continues to press Sunderland ownership for more signings

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Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat will head into the final few days of the summer transfer window facing an anxious wait over the final shape of his squad.

The 67-year-old Dutchman has repeatedly urged owner Ellis Short to sanction the acquisition of further "quality" signings in the belief that the current crop of players are only strong enough to mount a third successive bid for Barclays Premier League survival.

Advocaat continues to press Sunderland ownership for more signings

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Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat will head into the final few days of the summer transfer window facing an anxious wait over the final shape of his squad.

The 67-year-old Dutchman has repeatedly urged owner Ellis Short to sanction the acquisition of further "quality" signings in the belief that the current crop of players are only strong enough to mount a third successive bid for Barclays Premier League survival.

Massive Improvements Key For Advocaat And Sunderland

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Sunderland fell to a second defeat in two games in an inauspicious start of their Premier League campaign on Saturday when they were outplayed and outscored by newly-promoted Norwich City.

They have now conceded seven goals in two matches, and are early favourites for a drop into the Championship at the end of the season.

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Sunderland

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It was the same old story for Sunderland in 2014-15; start with a vibrant manager with momentum from the previous campaign, fall into a mid-season lull, bring in someone new, regroup, stay up.

As the Black Cats begin this season with Dick Advocaat at the helm, there's a sense things could be a little different at the Stadium of Light.

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Sunderland

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It was the same old story for Sunderland in 2014-15; start with a vibrant manager with momentum from the previous campaign, fall into a mid-season lull, bring in someone new, regroup, stay up.

As the Black Cats begin this season with Dick Advocaat at the helm, there's a sense things could be a little different at the Stadium of Light.

Yann M’Vila joins Sunderland on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan

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Sunderland have announced the signing of France international Yann M'Vila on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan.

Twenty-five-year-old M'Vila is the fifth summer signing by manager Dick Advocaat and is available to face Leicester this weekend.

"I'm very happy to be a Sunderland player.

Yann M’Vila joins Sunderland on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan

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Sunderland have announced the signing of France international Yann M'Vila on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan.

Twenty-five-year-old M'Vila is the fifth summer signing by manager Dick Advocaat and is available to face Leicester this weekend.

"I'm very happy to be a Sunderland player.

2015 Premier League Summer Transfer Window: What Every Team Needs (Part 2 – Newcastle to West Ham)

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Dick Advocaat wants four more signings at Sunderland

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Dick Advocaat has revealed he wants up to four more summer signings as he attempts to rebuild his Sunderland team.

The 67-year-old Dutchman agreed to return to the Stadium of Light as head coach last month after initially rejecting the opportunity to reprise his nine-game cameo at the end of last season, during which he guided the club away from relegation trouble and ultimately preserved their Barclays Premier League status.

Dick Advocaat wants four more signings at Sunderland

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Dick Advocaat has revealed he wants up to four more summer signings as he attempts to rebuild his Sunderland team.

The 67-year-old Dutchman agreed to return to the Stadium of Light as head coach last month after initially rejecting the opportunity to reprise his nine-game cameo at the end of last season, during which he guided the club away from relegation trouble and ultimately preserved their Barclays Premier League status.

Sunderland Fans Raise £2,000 To Buy Flowers For Dick Advocaat’s Wife

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With the news that Dick Advocaat has U-turned on his retirement plans and signed up for one more year on Wearside after being pestered into it, grateful Sunderland fans have decided to show their appreciationby clubbing together to buy his wife some flowers.

Dick Advocaat decides to stay as Sunderland boss

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Dick Advocaat changed his mind over returning to Sunderland after owner Ellis Short refused to leave him alone.

The 67-year-old reluctantly turned down the offer of an extended stay on Wearside days after the Barclays Premier League season drew to a close after his successful mission to preserve the Black Cats' top-flight status.

Dick Advocaat decides to stay as Sunderland boss

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Dick Advocaat changed his mind over returning to Sunderland after owner Ellis Short refused to leave him alone.

The 67-year-old reluctantly turned down the offer of an extended stay on Wearside days after the Barclays Premier League season drew to a close after his successful mission to preserve the Black Cats' top-flight status.

‘They Wouldn’t Stop Calling’ – Dick Advocaat Agrees To One More Year At Sunderland After Being Harassed Into It

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After just about guiding the club to Premier League survival this season, Dick Advocaat has U-turned his retirement plans and signed up for one more year of fun and frolics at Sunderland.

With Sunderland entrenched in the relegation mire and the situation looking increasingly dire week by week, Gus Poyet was sacked and Advocaat was broughtin on an interim basis in March vowing that the gig would be his last in club football.

Dick Advocaat walks away from Sunderland

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Dick Advocaat has rejected the opportunity to become permanent head coach at Sunderland.

The Black Cats confirmed on Wednesday evening that the 67-year-old, who was drafted in in March for just nine games in which he was able to secure the club's Barclays Premier League status, would not be returning to Wearside.

Dick Advocaat walks away from Sunderland

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Dick Advocaat has rejected the opportunity to become permanent head coach at Sunderland.

The Black Cats confirmed on Wednesday evening that the 67-year-old, who was drafted in in March for just nine games in which he was able to secure the club's Barclays Premier League status, would not be returning to Wearside.

Dick Advocaat challenges Sunderland to build on its survival achievement

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Dick Advocaat has challenged Sunderland to build on their successful survival battle in the Barclays Premier League next season whether he is in charge or not.

The Dutchman was in tears as the final whistle blew at Arsenal after the Black Cats battled to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night, which was enough to avoid a nervous final day of the season at champions Chelsea on Sunday with Hull and Newcastle now left to scrap it out for survival.

Dick Advocaat challenges Sunderland to build on its survival achievement

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Dick Advocaat has challenged Sunderland to build on their successful survival battle in the Barclays Premier League next season whether he is in charge or not.

The Dutchman was in tears as the final whistle blew at Arsenal after the Black Cats battled to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night, which was enough to avoid a nervous final day of the season at champions Chelsea on Sunday with Hull and Newcastle now left to scrap it out for survival.

Sunderland Gets Draw At Emirates To Avoid Relegation

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Once again Arsenal huffed and puffed against a lesser opponent at home but could not find past Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, as Dick Advocaat's side got the point they needed to ensure that they will be playing Premier League football next season.

Despite Arsenal having plenty of chances to put the match beyond Dick Advocaat's side and so secure third place, the hosts were left frustrated following a resolute display by Sunderland, which leaves Newcastle and Hull City now alone in facing the scrap for survival on Sunday.

Watch Sunderland 2-1 Southampton match highlights [VIDEO]

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Dick Advocaat is confident Sunderland can keep themselves up after seeing them rekindle their Barclays Premier League survival bid with victory over Southampton.

The delighted Dutchman looked on as Jordi Gomez converted two penalties to secure a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light and three points which proved vital on an afternoon when Leicester and Aston Villa also boosted their chances of escaping the drop.

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Dick Advocaat is confident Sunderland can keep themselves up after seeing them rekindle their Barclays Premier League survival bid with victory over Southampton.

The delighted Dutchman looked on as Jordi Gomez converted two penalties to secure a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light and three points which proved vital on an afternoon when Leicester and Aston Villa also boosted their chances of escaping the drop.

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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat was pleased with a point but frustrated by opportunities that had been squandered after his side drew 1-1 at Stoke and slipped into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

The result marked a creditable response from the struggling Black Cats as they bounced back from the 4-1 home humbling against Crystal Palace last time out.

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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat was pleased with a point but frustrated by opportunities that had been squandered after his side drew 1-1 at Stoke and slipped into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

The result marked a creditable response from the struggling Black Cats as they bounced back from the 4-1 home humbling against Crystal Palace last time out.

Watch Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle match highlights [VIDEO]

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Dick Advocaat was in mischievous mood after seeing Jermain Defoe ease the pressure on Sunderland with a stunning winner to condemn Newcastle to a fifth successive derby defeat.

The former Tottenham striker smashed home a sumptuous volley in first-half injury-time to settle a game the Black Cats, who started the day perched precariously above the Barclays Premier League drop zone, dominated to ease themselves three points clear of the chasing pack.

Watch Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle match highlights [VIDEO]

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Dick Advocaat was in mischievous mood after seeing Jermain Defoe ease the pressure on Sunderland with a stunning winner to condemn Newcastle to a fifth successive derby defeat.

The former Tottenham striker smashed home a sumptuous volley in first-half injury-time to settle a game the Black Cats, who started the day perched precariously above the Barclays Premier League drop zone, dominated to ease themselves three points clear of the chasing pack.

Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat to replace Gus Poyet

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Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The 67-year-old Dutchman replaces Gus Poyet, who was dismissed on Monday after 17 months in charge.

A Sunderland statement read: "Sunderland AFC has appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the current season.

Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat to replace Gus Poyet

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Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

The 67-year-old Dutchman replaces Gus Poyet, who was dismissed on Monday after 17 months in charge.

A Sunderland statement read: "Sunderland AFC has appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the current season.

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LMA report: Record number of managers fired during first half of the season

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A record 29 managers in the top four English divisions were sacked in the first half of this season, according to the League Managers Association's Mid-Season Manager Statistics report. Leicester's Nigel Pearson, Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers, Sunderland's Dick Advocaat, Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood, Swansea's Garry Monk and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho were replaced in the Premier League, while 10 Championship managers were fired.

LMA report: Record number of managers fired during first half of the season

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A record 29 managers in the top four English divisions were sacked in the first half of this season, according to the League Managers Association's Mid-Season Manager Statistics report. Leicester's Nigel Pearson, Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers, Sunderland's Dick Advocaat, Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood, Swansea's Garry Monk and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho were replaced in the Premier League, while 10 Championship managers were fired.

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Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, USMNT, and UEFA Champions League links for Wednesday March 18, 2015

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NUFC Head Coach Shortlist

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Coaches believed to be on the shortlist to replace Alan Pardew as head coach of Newcastle United include: Remi Garde Christophe Galtier Thomas Tuchel Lucien Favre Dick Advocaat The link with Dick Advocaat has been played down since the Sunday express went with the story on Sunday morning. Judging by Newcastle's performance against Leicester yesterday, [.