Paolo di Canio is confident he can quickly win the support of Sunderland fans.

Di Canio is confident that, unlike Chelsea counterpart Rafa Benitez, he can win round his own fans in time.

He said: "Rafa's is a different situation to the one I'm in. He said something in the past about Chelsea. He was a sort of enemy because he used to be manager at Liverpool and there were many confrontations.

"My situation is different because I have never spoken about Sunderland before. I came here in the past and played against Sunderland but I never had a problem with Sunderland fans.

"Some of them, or maybe many, are sceptical - but one day they will be happy."