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Dutch give themselves Propper World Cup chance

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Paris (AFP) – Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Propper’s goals came either side of an Arjen Robben effort and Dick Advocaat’s side move back above the Bulgarians into third place in European qualifying Group A.

Dutch give themselves Propper World Cup chance

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Paris (AFP) – Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Propper’s goals came either side of an Arjen Robben effort and Dick Advocaat’s side move back above the Bulgarians into third place in European qualifying Group A.

Confidence boosting friendly wins for Dutch, Ireland

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands warmed up for a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier next week with an emphatic 5-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The Dutch are struggling to make it to Russia next year, placed only fourth in Group A on seven points behind leaders France (13) Sweden (10) and Bulgaria (9).

Confidence boosting friendly wins for Dutch, Ireland

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands warmed up for a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier next week with an emphatic 5-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The Dutch are struggling to make it to Russia next year, placed only fourth in Group A on seven points behind leaders France (13) Sweden (10) and Bulgaria (9).

Advocaat to start Dutch rescue mission in June

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The Hague (AFP) – Dick Advocaat will take up his role as the new Dutch coach next month, officials said Tuesday, as he looks to salvage the country’s faltering 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 69-year-old is returning for a third spell in charge of the Netherlands, who are fourth in Group A ahead of the visit of minnows Luxembourg in just over a fortnight.

Advocaat to start Dutch rescue mission in June

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The Hague (AFP) – Dick Advocaat will take up his role as the new Dutch coach next month, officials said Tuesday, as he looks to salvage the country’s faltering 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 69-year-old is returning for a third spell in charge of the Netherlands, who are fourth in Group A ahead of the visit of minnows Luxembourg in just over a fortnight.

Advocaat-Gullit double act in Dutch rescue mission

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Zeist (Netherlands) (AFP) – Dick Advocaat has been named coach of The Netherlands for a third time aiming to kick them into shape fast and save their World Cup hopes, with Ruud Gullit as assistant.

Advocaat, 69, and Dutch legend Gullit have signed contracts until the end of the year, the football federation said on Tuesday, admitting it was “a short-term” rescue mission.

Advocaat-Gullit double act in Dutch rescue mission

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Zeist (Netherlands) (AFP) – Dick Advocaat has been named coach of The Netherlands for a third time aiming to kick them into shape fast and save their World Cup hopes, with Ruud Gullit as assistant.

Advocaat, 69, and Dutch legend Gullit have signed contracts until the end of the year, the football federation said on Tuesday, admitting it was “a short-term” rescue mission.

‘Verbal’ deal with Advocaat as new Dutch coach

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The Hague (AFP) – Veteran coach Dick Advocaat looks set for a third stint in charge of the floundering Dutch national side after reaching an agreement with the football federation, local media reported Monday.

The paperwork for the return of the 69-year-old, currently at Turkish club Fenerbahce, “most likely will be completed this week”, his business manager Rob Jansen told the ANP national news agency.

‘Verbal’ deal with Advocaat as new Dutch coach

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The Hague (AFP) – Veteran coach Dick Advocaat looks set for a third stint in charge of the floundering Dutch national side after reaching an agreement with the football federation, local media reported Monday.

The paperwork for the return of the 69-year-old, currently at Turkish club Fenerbahce, “most likely will be completed this week”, his business manager Rob Jansen told the ANP national news agency.

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Confederations Cup hosts Russia fail to build on Euro 2008 success as World Cup looms large

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Postcards from Yesteryear: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic, Euro 2004

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Tuesday Kickoff: Wenger, Costa, Cavani and more

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Rumors continue to swirl around one of the Premier League's top managers while one striker insists his future has yet to be decided.

Arsene Wenger ruled out working with a sporting director at Arsenal. (REPORT)

Diego Costa insists it's not a foregone conclusion that he will sign in China this summer.

Sunderland’s Moyes slams Jeremain Lens relegation wish

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

Sunderland’s Moyes slams Jeremain Lens relegation wish

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Three teams will represent Turkey in the Europa League

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After Fenerbahce and Osmanlispor finished their group in the first place , the earned to be in the knockout stage games ...

Besiktas who said good bye to Champions League after losing in Kiev, they also will play in the Europa League .

Fenerbahce surpassed one of the world soccer powers Manchester United in the group and finished first place !