Regardless of what transpires when the Wearsiders bring the curtain down at Tottenham next weekend, there will be a major shake-up when they return after the summer.
Di Canio said: "Let me be sure that we are going to keep the club up, and then I am going to change everything. I am going to change everything.
"I'm not going to push all the players out, but I am going to keep the right players and bring in the right players if it is possible.
"When I came, obviously I knew before the quality we had was exciting, talking about Stephane (Sessegnon), (Adam) Johnson, (John) O'Shea at the back and many others, young fellas with quality.
"But the environment - I am not accusing anyone, but it was dead, the environment was dead, now I can tell you."