Trevor Sinclair explains what Paolo Di Canio was really like at West Ham

Paulo Di Canio signing autographs

The ex-midfielder turned pundit has been discussing the West Ham icon.

Sunderland fans may see Paolo Di Canio a little differently - but former West Ham United midfielder Trevor Sinclair says the Italian was a 'top man' and 'great pro' during his time in the capital.

Indeed, asked what the striker was really like at Upton Park, Sinclair took to Twitter to explain his thoughts on the controversial character.

And the fan favourite was 'a pleasure' for the ex-Hammer to play alongside, while he also helped out the younger players in particular.

West Ham fans will be pleased that many of the Hammers' current squad appear to share the same characteristics.

There is professionalism throughout the side and the likes of Mark Noble and co seem very keen to help out the young players.

Of course, the more controversial aspects of Di Canio's persona so far seem to be absent from this West Ham team. But there is plenty of the flair the Italian brought, demonstrated by the likes of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini.

With the east London side currently third in the Premier League table, Watford provide their next test. The Hornets beat Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon and Slaven Bilic's men will visit Vicarage Road next weekend.

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