Dick Advocaat

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Ronald  Koeman has been named as the new coach of the Dutch national soccer team.   Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Ronald Koeman has been appointed as coach of the Netherlands national team up to and including the 2022 World Cup, and promised there was enough tale(...)

 Sam Allardyce  arriving at Goodison Park for  the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United on November 29th. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

This is a public health warning: some of you should remove any sharp implements nearby because what follows is a defence of Sam Allardyce, football ma(...)

Chris Coleman quit as Wales manager on Novemnber 17th to take over at Sunderland after he failed to steer his country to the World Cup. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

Chris Coleman considers himself “lucky” to have been offered the Sunderland job despite inheriting a club engaged in a desperate fight to avoid relega(...)

Fenerbahce’s Dutch head coach Dick Advocaat looks on during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match against Besiktas on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Dick Advocaat is set to be appointed Holland coach for a third time, according to reports. The former Rangers and Sunderland boss, who turns 70 in Se(...)

John O’Shea has said he wants to stay at Sunderland despite relegation to the Championship. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

John O’Shea says he wants to stay at Sunderland despite the club’s relegation on Saturday, the subdued end of a miserable season on Wearside. O’Shea(...)

Sunderland manager David Moyes looks dejected after seeing his side lose to Stoke City in the Premier League. Photo: Reuters

On May 11th this year, Sunderland hosted Everton at the Stadium of Light and beat them 3-0. It was a decisive victory in more than scoreline. The thre(...)

Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United routed Fenerbahçe 4-1 at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United 4 Fenerbahçe 1 For Manchester United, this was precisely the kind of night they wanted before Sunday’s assignment at Chelsea and (...)

Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat and Robin van Persie ahead of Thursday night’s match. Photograph: Reuters

In 2012 “the little boy inside” told Robin van Persie to leave north London and head north. Van Persie listened and swapped Arsenal for Manchester Uni(...)

Dutch national team head coach Danny Blind and his assistant Marco van Basten during a training session at the field of Quick Boys in Katwijk. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

Netherlands assistant coach Marco van Basten is to give up the role by the end of the year as the leadership crisis surrounding the side took another(...)

New Sunderland manager David Moyes acknowledges the fans after the pre-season friendly match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham. Photograph: PA

New Sunderland manager David Moyes looked to make an early connection with the club’s fans on his first day in the job. Moyes was installed on Saturd(...)

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