Next Sunderland manager: Who will replace Dick Advocaat? Sean Dyche and Sam Allardyce linked

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Dick Advocaat has decided to walk away from the Stadium of Light, leaving Sunderland on the look out for a new manager.

Advocaat's decision came amid a dreadful start to the season that sees the club without a win in the Premier League after eight matches.

A statement on the club's website explained: "Advocaat has left his position as head coach at the club.

"The Dutchman informed the chairman of his decision to step down from his role and departs the Stadium of Light with immediate effect."

Ellis Short is now looking for his eighth permanent manager in less than seven years. So who might be the man to take on the task? We take a look at the contenders...

 

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