Di Canio stresses that his Sunderland side must be disciplined

New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has urged his players to follow his methodical ways.

New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has urged his players to follow his methodical ways.

The Italian was appointed as the new Black Cats boss on Sunday night and wasted no time in pushing the team away from the relegation zone and on to bigger and better things.

"You have to know how to manage your players," said the former Swindon Town boss.

"It is obvious you have different egos in the Premier League, but you have to have strict rules, discipline, and work hard on the field during the week otherwise the product you deliver on Saturday is not good.

"That won't change. It's not just Paolo Di Canio's opinion, all managers around the world think the same.

"If everybody interprets the game wrong because they do not train properly during the week or because there is no discipline you have an anarchists' team, and if there is anarchy maybe the players try to do the right thing but doesn't work in the way it should.”

He added: "We have to think that on May 19 we are going to celebrate because this club will still be in the Premier League."

 

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