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Quinn: Playing background has helped Sunderland chairmanship

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn believes his playing background has helped him in his new role.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "Playing is everything and I miss the dressing room terribly.

"That was my sort of university if you like. I spent years and years in there and picked up all my football knowledge in the dressing room.

"I picked up a lot of what not to do as well.

"As a chairman, suddenly you are dealing with bankers, it is totally different.

"To get a chance to mix it with the other players is a big help."

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