Paolo Di Canio: "The plan is amazing. First we have to make sure we stay up, that will be okay. If we do, it will not happen in a week or a month, it will be one or two seasons. Newcastle is a massive club, we know that, but Sunder-land is a massive club. The problem is that the club has not been used in the right way.
"There are 40-50,000 followers every game... This club has spent big money and it is not acceptable for the club to have been where it is for the last two years.
"With the right organisation and plan in the future, if we stay up, these things will change to give us a chance. We want to fight for something other than just avoiding relegation.
"Sunderland fans are amazing. They are known everywhere. That has made me and my staff feel even more responsibility. If it doesn't work, people will say 'Di Canio is a donkey – bye bye'. But I'm sure that Di Canio is a stallion."