Paolo Di Canio’s crazy celebrations during Newcastle 0 – Sunderland 3 [GIFs]

Whatever Paolo Di Canio’s political beliefs, on Sunday Sunderland fans found a new managerial hero as they butchered their great rivals Newcastle 3-0 in one of the surprise results of the season.

In what was a far cry from the furore that surrounded Di Canio’s appointment as Sunderland boss, at St James’ Park we were reminded of the Italian’s maverick nature as he celebrated each goal with epic touchline moves.

Sliding along the turf, much like Jose Mourinho for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the Champions League earlier this season, Paolo Di Canio secured some brilliant images.

Hopefully Sunderland will get their shooting boots on a lot more during the Paolo Di Canio reign at the Stadium of Light so we can see more of these…

After the GIFs is a video of Di Canio explaining his muddy trousers!