Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio wants to fine players for gaining weight over the summer

Posted by - June 16, 2013 - Sunderland

Paulo Di Canio is pretty intent on running a tight ship at the Stadium of Light, that much is clear.

He has already been warned by the PFA over the public announcement of heavy fines for player misdemeanors, over concerns that the was becoming too heavy-handed in his treatment of his Sunderland players.

Well, Di Canio isn’t really a man to let warnings get in the way of his plan, and he has now announced that he intends to fine players that do not look after themselves enough over the summer.

Footballers are always likely candidates to put on weight as they stop their almost constant exercise routine to go on holiday before preseason gets them into shape. However, the Italian is taking no chances.

When we start, we will start not that heavy, but there will still be a great deal to do and they have to be ready.

Everyone who comes back with more than 2kg over what their weight should be, we’re going to fine them.

We test them before they go so everyone knows how they finished the season.

Current Forest player Andy Reid is breathing a sigh of relief that he is no longer at Sunderland, that’s for sure.

Image: Walt Jabasco

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