Sunderland coach cries after avoiding relegation

Sunderland manager, Dick Advocaat could not hold back his tears after his team escape relegation on Wednesday night


An emotional Dick Advocaat was left in tears after his Sunderland led side escaped relegation to the Championship after holding Arsenal to a goalless draw on Wednesday, May 21.

The Dutch coach was appointed in March with the club deep in relegation waters.

After the great escape on Wednesday, Advocat could not hold back the tears in his post match conference.

"I've never cried over football before, no no, but this was a special reason," he said.

"We said from the beginning it's not about me, but about everyone involved, from the president to the office workers, the team have been easy to work with, telling them what to do and we started king it from day 1 and they believed in it and nobody was expecting we will do it here against a great team and a great pitch, on our won like we did. it gives me a special feeling.

"My emotions came when my friend Bert van Lingen came over, we have done 25 years together. When he arrived and started crying i didn't need so much encouragement.

"So I did the same. He said let it go, so i said why not," the manager said.


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