Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball says the club is now clearer about their plans for the next manager.
Asked if he was any clearer about how long he might remain at the helm, Ball confirmed there had been talks with the board, with more planned.
"We spoke to them earlier in the week and they said about taking Saturday's game and then we would speak after, and I was quite happy to do that," he said.
"Yes, some people might say, 'You are better off getting it sorted out', but ultimately, they have got a little window now."
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