Di Canio declares Sunderland just like Pele's Brazil

Paolo di Canio says taking charge of Sunderland is like coaching Pele's Brazil!

Paolo di Canio says taking charge of Sunderland is like coaching Pele's Brazil!

The fiery Italian, who has taken over from Martin O’Neill with only seven games to go, inherits a club in the middle of a relegation dogfight.

Speaking to the club’s TV station, the 44-year-old said: "I felt at Swindon like I was at Barcelona, because for me it was the best job and a big privilege to be a manager and I wanted to be a manager.

"How do I feel here? Probably like Brazil in the 1970s."

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