Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has vowed to get tough with any player who ignores his ban on bringing mobile telephones into the dressing room.
– Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio speaking to the Daily Telegraph
This is a complete revolution.
We've focused on changing the whole dressing-room environment. Imagine if for years your habit is to use the phone when you're having a massage on the bed, even one minute before going out to train?
For 25 days I accepted this, because my first priority was to work on the field. However, I've said that from now if someone comes inside with a mobile phone, even in their bag, I'll throw it in the North Sea. They're banned.