The way he went to the Mackems after the game at the Hawthorns - albeit 30yds in the safety zone - saying "keep yer chins up" - was priceless!
Five games, one point, and bottom of the Premier League? What's wrong with that?
That's where they SHOULD be!
Alan Shearer: “I’m really amazed, Paolo Di Canio hasn’t changed from the guy he was a year ago.
"I assume, maybe naively, that Ellis Short and his people did their homework on Paolo before they hired him.
"For them to give him £19m to spend this summer and the power to let players like Sessegnon leave, then 5 games into the season say ‘I’m sorry but what we have seen so far is not good enough and we’re sacking you’, I’m absolutely staggered.
"He has not changed, he was like this at Swindon; he had rows with players there, we heard all the rumours about players not liking him.
"Surely the guys at Sunderland knew this and asked questions about what he was like?
"Not only did they appoint him but also a load of backroom staff, now the owner could say to the new manager, ‘you have to work with the backroom staff that are here already’, this could cost them an absolute fortune!’"