New Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio says he's studied extensively their relegation rivals over recent months.
His diligence means Sunderland’s new head coach is well-prepared for the task ahead as he looks to steer the Black Cats to safety in the final seven games of the season.
“This is the football I love and it was my intention to remain here because I wanted to have a chance to manage in the Premier League.
“I love England, English people and English football. This is my life.
“That’s why I said yes straight-away when I had a chance of coming in here.”