New Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio can count on a supporter in Sir Alex Ferguson.

Jamie Redknapp, the former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder, has revealed the Manchester United manager is reading Di Canio's autobiography.

He told the Daily Mail: "I am told Sir Alex Ferguson recently took delivery of Paolo Di Canio's autobiography at his office at the training ground. That doesn't surprise me. The Italian has some story to tell."