Ecstatic Black Cats fans spoke of their delight at Dick Advocaat’s decision to stay on for another year and told him: “Now give us stability.”
We spoke to supporters in Chester Road to get their reaction.
Shaunie Wright, 18, of Millfield, said: “He kept us up last season and I don’t see why he can’t do better next time.”
Khamal Hussain, 36, of South Shields, said: “It’s great news.
“You just saw in the game at Arsenal when he was crying what it meant to him. I think he’ll definitely push the club up.
Khamal’s brother Ali, 41, of Chester Road, who is a chef at Sunderland AFC, added: “It’s a good move by the club. He is a really passionate and every game he is very focused.
I think it’s tremendous news. We need stability and with his capability and experience he can give us that, even if it is only for a year.Sunderland fan Dave Webster
“We all have a lot of respect for him.” High Barnes resident Peter Wood, 63, said: “There weren’t a lot of other managers out there, so to get him for another year is very promising.”
Dave Webster, 46, of Pennywell, said: “I think it’s tremendous news. We need stability and with his capability and experience he can give us that, even if it is only for a year.”
Tony Pickering, 57, of Farringdon, said: “We would’ve gone down without him, but the club have got to spend money now to do well.”