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Ball eager to put name forward as Sunderland manager

Kevin Ball revealed he wants to be in the running for the permanent managerial role at Sunderland.

The Black Cats professional development coach took the reins in Tuesday night's 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Peterborough United in the wake of Paolo Di Canio's sacking on Sunday.

Ball, who previously served as caretaker for the Stadium of Light club back in 2006, feels he is now well-equipped to take the job on a less temporary basis.

"Anybody who is anybody would like to be considered for it. In the sense of what I have done as a coach or a player and not only that, my qualifications I have gone out and got as a coach, I would like to be considered," he said after seeing Emanuele Giaccherini and Valentin Roberge net in the third round win over the Posh.

"But ultimately, that's the club's decision and I would go with that, whether it was me or someone else, they would have my full support."

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