Don’t sack Dick! Sunderland legends insists Dutchman remains right manager for club

first_imgSacking Dick Advocaat would not solve Sunderland’s problems, according to Micky Gray.The Black Cats remain without a win this season after being thrashed by Manchester City in the League Cup on Tuesday night.That has turned up the heat on Advocaat and the Dutchman is the bookies’ favourite to be the first Premier League boss to be shown the door this term.But, according to Gray, the club’s struggles run far deeper than the manager and he believes the 67-year-old remains the right man for the job.“The performances just seem to be getting worse and worse,” said the former Sunderland star.“There are players at that football club that have been there too long. They are comfortable because they know they are going to play on a weekly basis without pressure.“The last players to come through the ranks at Sunderland were Jordan Henderson and Jack Colback. They used to give youngsters an opportunity. “Now, it is such a strange situation. You speak to some of the fans and they can’t put their finger on their problems.“I used to think it was the manager’s fault but I can’t put it down to Dick Advocaat because I think he is the right man. “For some reason, it frightens the players to play at the Stadium of Light.”last_img

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