The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v S'land

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Di Canio revels in Prem role

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has revealed he is enjoying dealing with the pressure of the Premier League, but admits if his side are relegated he will be deemed a failure.

Last Updated: 08/05/13 at 16:29 Post Comment

Paolo Di Canio: Still enjoying role despite pressure

Paolo Di Canio: Still enjoying role despite pressure

After a blistering start to life on Wearside, with two wins in his first three games in charge, including victory over north east rivals Newcastle, the enigmatic Italian was brought back down to earth with a bang thanks to a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Aston Villa.

However, despite sitting just three points above the relegation zone, Di Canio insists he is enjoying life as a top-flight boss, even if it has proved to be difficult at times.

"My first 40 days in the Premier League? It has been an extraordinary experience," Di Canio told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I got seven points and improved the average of my predecessor.

"But if I don't save the team I'll fail, and it will be chaos again."

The former Swindon Town boss also admitted that, despite being happy in his role in England, he could not rule out managing in his native Italy one day.

"For me, England is a fantastic place to work, but Italy would be a nice challenge too," he added.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Barcelona sign Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid

Barcelona have announced a deal to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan.

Koeman: Utd Schneiderlin bid 'not serious'

Ronald Koeman says Southampton are yet to hear back from Manchester United since rejecting a bid for Morgan Schneiderlin that "wasn't serious".

Benzema facing uncertain future at Real

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly planning to play Cristiano Ronaldo as a lone striker in a move which could sideline Karim Benzema.

Mail Box

Van Persie: Really Expensive Wallpaper

He was bought to cover the cracks that nearly brought down the house, says one Man United fan. We also have mails on Brendan, the WWC, Aguero and...

Farewell Robin, You Were Wonderful

One Mailer looks back fondly at Robin van Persie's time at Old Trafford as he nears the exit. Plus Turkish delights, being inspired, David Ospina, handballs & decisions...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company