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Dick Advocaat has been speaking about his deal to be Sunderland's new Head Coach.

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After Gus Poyet was relieved of his duties earlier today, Sunderland have moved quickly to appoint his successor, with Dick Advocaat due to be officially confirmed as the club's new Head Coach tomorrow.

Speaking to Voetbal International, Advocaat confirmed the deal was only for the remainder of the season;

I'm still in a dark hotel, but [will] work soon at the Stadium of Light

It is initially purely for this season.

He says we will take one game at a time but is well aware of the problems he has facing him at Sunderland;

There are many injured [players] and then [after the international break when injured players return] we're going to experience one game at a time.

The 67-year-old is looking forward to finally managing in the Premier League for what he calls a '"very big club";

This is what I always wanted to do again, the Premier League. That remains a phenomenal competition.

As a coach you want to still work, that continues to draw.

West Ham United await on Saturday, then there is the international match break and then the derby with Newcastle United.

That's really something to look forward to, because believe me. This is just a very big club

Advocaat has nine games to save the club from relegation and, with no deal in place for him to remain beyond the end of the season, Sunderland are likely to find themselves back on the managerial merry-go-round in the summer, regardless of their fate.