Sunderland boss Di Canio: I'm ready for Premier League stage

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio says he is ready for the Premier League stage. Di Canio will make his Sunderland debut at Chelsea this weekend.

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio says he is ready for the Premier League stage.

Di Canio will make his Sunderland debut at Chelsea this weekend.

He said: "As a manager, it is my first time at the top, I mean the very top level. This is a fantastic achievement for me and my staff, and it is a consequence of what we have done in the past.

"I’m not worried about the big stage. We will do everything straight away to get a big result at Chelsea and in the other games.

"Chelsea at Stamford Bridge — what can you say? I can’t wait for it and I expect the same desire and determination from my players to make sure they do a good job.

"To go to Stamford Bridge and make a big impact, we always have to remember that the main protagonists are the players, but with my help and my staff’s help, we can go there and get a result.

"It’s exciting. We live for it. Life is short and if you have an exciting job, you’re lucky."

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