Di Canio would have 'swam to Sunderland' to take job

Sunderland's new head coach Paolo Di Canio is giving his first press conference since taking over at the club.

Asked for his initial reaction to being offered the job, he said: "I felt fire in my belly. I would have swam to Sunderland to take the job.'

Paulo Di Canio giving his first press conference
Paolo Di Canio giving his first press conference Credit: SAFC

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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.