Kevin Ball has asked to be considered as a candidate to replace Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager.
"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.
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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