Di Canio hopes to give players 'more confidence on pitch'

Paolo Di Canio is telling reporters: "With my energy I am sure we can get something from the next seven games.

"I hope my ways give the team more confidence on the pitch."

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Di Canio: I don't support fascism

After three days of intense public pressure, the new Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio has insisted: "I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism." He had refused to say if he was a fascist during a news conference yesterday.