Uruguayan manager Gus Poyet is set to fill the hot-seat at the Stadium of Light after Paolo di Canio’s departure last week, according to Sky Sports.
It emerged that senior players at Sunderland had complained about the eccentric Italian’s behaviour, resulting in his sacking.
Kevin Ball was installed as Sunderland’s caretaker manager for their 2-0 win over Peterborough in the Capital One Cup third round.
Ball told Sky Sports News: "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."
Di Canio was in charge at the Stadium of Light for just 13 matches, so the Black Cats are not going rush the appointment of a new man according to Sunderland owner Ellis Short.
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