Five games gone and the Toon manager is sitting a little more happier than the Italian.
Was the victory at Villa Park the turning point for Newcastle United?
Not if yesterday's result against Hull City has anything to do with it, and some still suggest Villa Park has only covered over the cracks.
But there is MAJOR concern on Mackemland after another defeat.
Di Canio has been cut from 7/4 to 4/5 by Sky Bet to be the first Premier League boss to leave his job this season following Sunderland's 3-0 loss at West Brom.
The defeat left the Black Cats rooted to the foot of the table after five games with a solitary point to their name, prompting the online bookmaker to cut their relegation odds from 7/4 to 6/5.
It was also followed by extraordinary scenes as the Italian boss confronted the disgruntled travelling fans after the final whistle.
Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer said: "We already had Di Canio as favourite to be the first boss to go following a run of bets at the start of the month, but what we saw at The Hawthorns has prompted his odds to be trimmed further.
"Sunderland are now the second favourites to go down, slipping below new boys Cardiff (9/4) and Hull (5/4) in the relegation betting, and with Liverpool and then Manchester United up next it is difficult to see them turning their fortunes around quickly."
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is the next man in the sack race after a surprise 3-2 defeat against Hull.
The Magpies are 7/1 for the drop, while Fulham are available at 4/1 after losing 2-0 to Chelsea in the Saturday Night Football clash.