Mannone: Di Canio presence convinced me about Sunderland

Vito Mannone admits Paolo di Canio's presence convinced him about moving to Sunderland. The Arsenal goalkeeper signed for Sunderland this week.

Vito Mannone admits Paolo di Canio's presence convinced him about moving to Sunderland.

The Arsenal goalkeeper signed for Sunderland this week.

Mannone, 25, said: “I remember Paolo playing for Milan.

“He had a really good career with a few Italian clubs and in the UK as well, of course. He was a great player and you can only learn from great players.

“He did great work at Swindon and a good job here at Sunderland also after he joined.

“Of course, he is a hard worker and that’s what I am too. It’s something good to have in common.

“I know how we work in our country — we like to work hard. Obviously it will be a good challenge and there will be some good work ahead of us.”

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