Managerial legend of 44 years comes out of retirement with international minnows aged 76 after seven months unemployed

DICK ADVOCAAT has come out of retirement again at the age of 76 to manage Curacao.

Advocaat was expected to retire after leaving Den Haag seven months ago.

Dick Advocaat has come out of retirement yet again


Dick Advocaat has come out of retirement yet againCredit: Getty
Ex-Rangers and Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has taken over Curacao


Ex-Rangers and Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has taken over CuracaoCredit: Getty

According to ESPN, however, the ex-Sunderland and Rangers manager has returned to action as he has done five other times in his career after claiming he would roll credits.

This time, the Dutch tactician will be in charge of Curacao where he signed a one-year contract with the option to extend until 2026.

The ex-Netherlands boss will be joined by Cor Pot, Kees Jansma and Khalid Sinouh to complete his technical staff.

Advocaat’s new team is now targeting qualification for the 2025 Gold Cup, which features national teams from North and Central America as well as the Caribbean.

But with the Dutchman’s arrival they could also be dreaming of making it to the 2024 Copa America and 2026 World Cup.

Advocaat amassed tremendous experience as well as success during his 44-year career.

He managed some of the Netherlands‘ biggest clubs, such as PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord and of course the national team.

And the experienced manager won the Eredivisie title with PSV in 1997.


Advocaat also succeeded abroad as he led the likes of Zenit Saint Petersburg, Fenerbahce and Borussia Monchengladbach.

That led to the 2007 Russian Premier League title with Zenit as well as two consecutive Double triumphs with Rangers in 1999 and 2000.

He also guided Sunderland to Premier League safety in 2015 before his departure a few months later.

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