Sunderland captain John O'Shea says the players are happy working with caretaker manager Kevin Ball.
Should the club eventually opt to give the job to former Black Cats midfielder Ball, the decision would go down well with the players.
O'Shea said: "Without a doubt, he's made an impact. If it does happen, the players would be very happy.
"But we will wait and see what the club decides."
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