Sunderland call upon Paul Bracewell to help new boss Dick Advocaat

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SUNDERLAND icon Paul Bracewell will enjoy a FOURTH spell with the Black Cats first-team under new boss Dick Advocaat.

Ex-Rangers manager Advocaat was confirmed as Sunderland’s head coach for the final nine games of the season today, before the club reassess their options in the summer.

Advocaat will be assisted by first-team coach Zeljko Petrovic, goalkeeping coach, Adrian Tucker, plus Bracewell, who has been working with Sunderland’s academy prospects for the last couple of years.

Bracewell had three spells at Sunderland as a player, with the latter combined with assistant manager duties to Peter Reid.

The former midfielder, now 52, will help to bring Advocaat up to speed with the squad the vastly-experienced Dutchman has inherited from Gus Poyet.