Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has paid tribute to Kevin Ball as he steps down as caretaker manager.
Gus Poyet was announced new Sunderland manager this morning.
Short said: "I would like to thank Kevin, along with Robbie Stockdale, Mark Prudhoe and Scott Pearce, who stepped in at a moment's notice in what was a very difficult situation.
"Without any hesitation, they gave 100% to the cause.
"As usual, Kevin gave his all for the benefit of our club and we are very grateful to him for his ongoing commitment."
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