Alan Hansen expects Paolo Di Canio to save Sunderland from drop

Hansen expects Di Canio to save Sunderland
© PA Photos
Former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen believes that Paolo Di Canio will steer Sunderland to Premier League survival.

Former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen believes that Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio will prevent the Black Cats from falling into the Championship.

The former Swindon Town manager secured a heavy feat in his second game in charge by leading his team to a 3-0 win over arch rivals Newcastle United at St James' Park yesterday.

"There are those who light up a room when they enter," Hansen wrote in The Telegraph. "Di Canio has the vitality to make the Stadium of Light glow on the evidence of his first two games in charge.

"I do not see how they will go down after their victory over Newcastle. The timing of the game, the manner of the victory and, perhaps most importantly of all, the venue in which they produced their best performance of the season will surely give them the momentum to secure safety."

The Black Cats are three points above the drop zone.

Sunderland boss Paulo Di Canio celebrates a goal by Stephane Sessegnon against Newcastle on April 14, 2013
Read Next:
Di Canio reveals family abuse
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves27195350203062
2Derby CountyDerby27157544232152
3Cardiff CityCardiff27155740251550
4Aston Villa27138639241547
5Bristol City2813874033747
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27134104031943
7Leeds UnitedLeeds27134103729843
10Preston North EndPreston27101163127441
12Norwich CityNorwich28117102831-340
13Ipswich TownIpswich27123124039139
14Queens Park RangersQPR2789103137-633
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest27102153343-1032
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds27710103034-431
20Hull City27510123944-525
21Bolton WanderersBolton2767142545-2025
22Burton Albion2766152146-2524
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2765161538-2323
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account