Date: 20th March 2015 at 3:46pm
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New Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says that there is a number of changes to be made around the club if they want to be playing Premier League football next season.

New Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says that there is a number of changes to be made around the club if they want to be playing Premier League football next season.

It was press conference time for the 67 year old at the Academy of Light where the new man was fine tuning things read for Saturday’s first game against West Ham.

Advocaat starts life at the Stadium of Light just one place and one point above the relegation zone and only one win recorded since the turn of the year.

He told reporters: ‘In principal, every thing you do in football is a challenge and you want to do as well as possible. But we are now in a situation where we are playing more or less at the bottom of the league, so something has to change.’

Now Advocaat has three days under his belt since taking over and he is hoping for help from the fans to get them out of trouble and also admitted that a few of the players at Sunderland are new names to him.

He added: ‘In Holland, we can see all the games in England – everything is on television, so I knew the squad, I knew the players, plus the fact that we have a great stadium and great fans.

‘With the support of them, we must do it. I have a good feeling about the squad after the last three days, so why not?’

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