IT WILL be revolution rather than evolution at Sunderland this summer says Paolo Di Canio.
“I’m going to change everything, once we stay up,” he murmured.
“I will keep the right players and I will bring in the right players.”
The Italian was as subdued in yesterday’s post-match Press conference at the Stadium of Light as he had been since his arrival on Wearside.
Disappointed with the result, he put a brave face on the 1-1 draw with Southampton, as he was entitled to - he had after all reached the end of the season undefeated at the Stadium of Light.
But it was easy to discern his frustration at the situation and the squad he has inherited, and his desire to improve things.
“My football is very different to how we are playing now and I want the players who can play it,” he said.
“You look at Jay Rodriguez for Southampton - who keeps the ball under pressure and who is up and down – and you want players like that.
“We have improved the players here physically since I’ve been here.
“It says a lot that as a team we have been stronger in the second half of games after a poor first half - that’s because we have improved their physical condition.
“And I know that we are going in the right direction.
“But you can only go so far in a short space of time and in pre-season our players will be worked hard because we are determined to be better next season.”