Paolo di Canio is confident winning over the entire Sunderland support.
Di Canio predicted fans who plan to boycott the Black Cats because of his right-wing views will soon flock back.
“It was exactly the same at Swindon,” he recalled. “But after two months, there were people celebrating.
“Sunderland has thousands of fans and you are never going to get 100 per cent giving you support straightaway. That is natural.
“But they are going to change their ideas because the team will win and get out of the situation it is in.
“Then they will say Paolo Di Canio is the best manager we could have.”