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Sunderland boss Di Canio: Short sang to me down phone

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio has revealed chairman Ellis Short sang to him down the phone after their Premier League safety was confirmed this week.

Di Canio admits he struggled to celebrate after Wigan Athletic's defeat at Arsenal confirmed they were staying up. That was until Short's call.

"It was difficult for me to celebrate. I could jump around and release the stress, but it's difficult for me, I don't know why.

"We have saved the club, that was the expectation and I have delivered for them. When I received the call from the chairman at midnight I was very happy, I could hear in his voice, he sung me a song, it was amazing. I was laughing and smiling. It was fantastic. I believe in something special for him."

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