Former Sunderland managerial duo take up new roles at Dutch club

Ex-Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is back in club football after taking up an advisory role with Dutch side ADO Den Haag.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 9:59 am
Updated Friday, 17th June 2016, 11:03 am
Dick Advocaat and Zeljko Petrovic

And Advocaat's former Sunderland assistant, Zeljko Petrovic, is expected to follow Advocaat by becoming the club's new head coach.

Advocaat - who resigned as Sunderland manager last October - has been working as the Holland national team's assistant boss, but he will combine those duties with a position as technical advisor to Den Haag.

One of the 68-year-old's first pieces of counselling has been to install Petrovic in the dug-out after they worked together at the Stadium of Light and for the Serbian national team.

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Petrovic - who previously had spells in charge of Boavista and RKC Waalwijk - wanted to become a head coach again after ending his spell as Advocaat's number two.

The former Yugoslavian international is due to be unveiled by Den Haag today.