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."