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Larsson unsure over Sunderland future

June 3, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Sunderland winger Sebastian Larsson has admitted he is unsure about his future at the club.

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PA PhotosLarsson joined Sunderland from Birmingham in 2011

The Swedish winger moved to Wearside on a free transfer from Birmingham City in 2011 and has become a mainstay in the Black Cats' first eleven. Entering the final year of his current deal with the club, the 27-year-old has admitted to an air of uncertainty over his future following the arrival of Paolo Di Canio as manager.

"We were in a very bad situation and had a negative trend, and his [Di Canio’s] only job was to save the club and he did," Larsson told footballskanalan.se. "Mentally, you get to move over, there's a new coach, a new way of talking and new requirements. If they can do it so you develop under him."

And asked whether the Italian had discussed his future at the football club, Larsson replied: "No, not about the future. he came into the tight situation and it was focused on taking the points we needed. There could possibly be talks during the summer or the beginning of next season.

"It has already been a number of changes and it is clear that there will be changes in the squad, so it will be when a new coach comes in and we have had an extremely thin squad this year. There have already been changes in the organisation and I think there can be even more [changes] without knowing.

"I have not thought about the future, I have one year left and [Sunderland] has [a] new coach. I may take it easy during the summer and hear his ideas. I felt I got a lot of confidence when he came in, but I do not know his ideas for me for next year, it may emerge. It will probably be one or the other [a new contract or a free transfer]. I went as a Bosman last time and it is perhaps not very likely to happen twice in a row. I like it in Sunderland and I do not chase a mo in any way."