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Sunderland boss’ future uncertain unless he strengthens

advocaatOur landlord here at the Football Transfer Tavern has noticed that Sunderland fans seem to have gone into hiding following their dismal start to the Premier League season.

The Black Cats made it two defeats out of two with a dreadful 3-1 home defeat to Norwich on Saturday, and Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat admits he may be facing the sack if he cannot turn things around and add some reinforcements, reports the Guardian. 

Advocaat took over on a full time basis after guiding Sunderland to survival last term, but the experienced manager says he is already looking for a solution to ensure his side are not in a similar position again this season.

The former Rangers manager has already hinted at an exit by saying he ‘doesn’t like’ what he sees, and looks set to hold a meeting with the club’s owners in a bid to ship out certain players he feels are not pulling their weight.

“If we keep playing this way then we have no chance at all,” said Advocaat, whose side opened the campaign with a shambolic 4-2 defeat to Leicester City.

“I don’t like what I see. It’s like another team from the final eight games of last season. With all respect, even this team should be strong enough to get a good result against Norwich. They need a different mentality.”

As one of our punters over a beer and burger in the Transfer Tavern notes, Sunderland are definitely a side to watch between now and the close of the transfer window, because they 100% need to enhance their squad.

Sunderland fans, what needs to be done between now and the close of the transfer window to stop the rot? Let us know your thoughts below!

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