Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio won't be taking any time off this summer.

Di Canio will spend the majority of the summer at Sunderland implementing the reforms he wants in place in time for next season.

"I will be working, even if I go back to Italy for three days," said the former Swindon Town boss. "I will still spend 20 hours on the telephone or go to Milan to meet Roberto [De Fanti].

"I have many things to do.

"My family know what it is like and they may join me at some point.

"But I did that in League One or League Two [at Swindon] and the main job starts now.

"This club needs to take a massive step for everybody because we want to change everything here."