Paolo Di Canio now says Sunderland are his Barcelona!
And he has vowed to bring the same intensity to Wearside that he would show if sitting in the Nou Camp hotseat.
(pass me the sick bucket!)
Paolo Di Canio: “For me, this is Barcelona. It is my team, it is the best I can have and I work as though I am in charge of Barcelona to get the result.
My culture is that I feel the responsibility to the 45,000 fans at the stadium, but it would be the same whatever the numbers.
“I have this job. I decided to become a manager. Someone gave me the chance and I want to give my best, whether there were four people working at the club or 100.
“Maybe there are some Sunderland fans who didn’t enjoy the way I celebrated [the goals] in the derby. Maybe they were happy that we won, but would prefer to have a manager with more composure, more relaxed.
“I’m sure if you asked every single Sunderland fan, there would be some who might think this. You can’t have everything in life.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad