Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell believes new manager Dick Advocaat can save the North-East side from the drop zone, and is expected the Black Cats to stave off relegation come May as a result of the appointment, reports Sky Sports.
Former manager Gus Poyet was sacked following the Black Cats’ 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Sunderland were quick to appoint Dick Advocaat, who boasts an impressive CV of title success with a number of former sides, and the Dutch coach is being tipped as the man who can restore some hope and results to the Sunderland side with only nine Premier League games to go. They have won just four of their 29 league games this campaign.
Midfielder Jack Rodwell believes the new appointment can see Sunderland turn their season around, as the North-East club are desperate for result as soon as possible. They are just one point and one place above the drop zone, and their poor form has been leading many to tip them for relegation. Sunderland for too long have been a side finishing in the bottom-half of the league, but Rodwell is hoping that will come to an end under Advocaat.
“His CV speaks for itself. It’s always good to come into a man of his experience, especially for young players like myself. We are all raring to go. He has had an initial meeting with us. Obviously he’s only been here two days and I’m sure, over the next couple of days, he will have a lot more to say about our opponents this weekend. He just expects us to give our best, as we always do – things that are standard, really,” he said.
Think you know your football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG’s tipster competition – £11,000 to be won monthly!
Get upto £200 in free matched bets with bet365 - Click here to find out more