Dirk Nicolaas "Dick" Advocaat (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɪk ˌɑtfoːˈkaːt]; born 27 September 1947) is a Dutch football manager and former player. He is the manager of Turkish Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Advocaat was the assistant manager of the Netherlands national football team after having previously been head coach of Premier League club Sunderland on 4 October 2015.
He was successful as a football player and as a coach, including two stints with the Dutch national football team. He has coached a number of clubs in the Netherlands and abroad (including the Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, with whom he won the 2008 UEFA Cup Final), as well as the national teams of a number of countries, including South Korea, Belgium, and Russia. His nickname is "The Little General", a reference to his mentor.Close