Dick Advocaat: Former Sunderland boss named Fenerbahce manager

Dick Advocaat
Advocaat helped Sunderland avoid relegation from the Premier League in 2014-15

Former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has been named as Fenerbahce manager.

The 68-year-old Dutchman succeeds Vitor Pereira, who was sacked after one season in charge.

Advocaat took over at Sunderland in March 2015 and led them to Premier League safety, but quit in October after a poor start to the season.

He has agreed a "deal in principle" with the Turkish club after resigning as assistant to Netherlands manager Danny Blind after three months.

Blind said he was "shocked and disappointed" by Advocaat's decision.

Advocaat has also coached the Netherlands, Russia and South Korea.

Fenerbahce host Swiss side Grasshoppers Zurich in the first leg of their Europa League play-off on Thursday.

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