Paolo Di Canio

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: League One

Matthew Smith | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make an absolute fool of themselves. Placing your words and reputation on the line before a ball has been kicked is, in 90% of cases, a true recipe for disaster.

Why There'll Definitely Be One Premier League Sacking in November

Graham Matthews | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Like the current extended summer we've experienced in the UK, the fate of Premier League managers appears to be undergoing a similar process. Any day now the temperature is sure to drop ten degrees and the first managerial departure is expected to arrive with it.

The Damned Dozen: The Premier League Managers Who Lost Their Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Sport

"It's not a very secure industry to be in at this moment in time," West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said of football management on Sunday. Allardyce cou...

Unlucky 13 For Mackay - The Premier League's 2013 Managerial Departures

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Sport

Malky Mackay became the sixth Premier League managerial casualty of the season and the 13th departure of the calendar year when Cardiff sacked him on ...

Managerial Merry-Go-Round Lacks Variety

Isaac Leigh | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke became the latest casualties of a ubiquitous perversion of Christmas cheer this weekend... But for both men, it is a case of 'goodbye but not farewell'. So clique-infested is the managerial merry-go-round that they will be back before you know it.

Local Derbies: Bigger Than Winning Trophies?

Jamie Barwick | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Sport
Jamie Barwick

I'm not saying derby day victories are necessarily bigger than winning trophies, of course they aren't, but when clubs are unlikely to lift said trophies, then the derby triumph is the next best thing.

The Resurrection of Catts

James Hunt | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Of all the players Paolo Di Canio decided to make an example of, Cattermole was the most inexplicable. Of all the poor decisions he made, this was the worst. Of all the dissenting voices in the dressing room, the midfielder's was one of the most listened to.

Gustavo Poyet: Sunderland Players Need Convincing They Can Stay Up (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Sport

Gus Poyet says he needs to "convince" Sunderland players they can avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Poyet takes charge of rock-bot...

The Sunderland Revolution - And Why It's Bad for Football

Chris Saunders | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

Let's face it. It was no surprise to see Paolo Di Canio given his marching orders on Sunday. In just six short months, he had managed to upset and alienate everyone at Sunderland from the fans to the board, and probably even the tea lady.

Sunderland: More Than a Club

Kevin Blundell | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

When Sunderland parted company with Paolo Di Canio on Sunday, many cited the Italian's style of management for his dismissal - falling out with big characters in the dressing room as well as publicly denouncing his players... a filthy cloud lurks above Sunderland as a club and how they are run above management level.

7 Contenders To Become New Sunderland Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Sport

It is expected Sunderland will have replaced Paolo di Canio before the weekend, but early murmurs suggest a couple of the candidates aren't wholly con...

Paolo Di Canio Sacked: Who Next for Sunderland?

James Hunt | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Hunt

After a rollercoaster six months, Ellis Short has - rightly or wrongly - decided the Italian was too close to veering off the tracks, and what's needed is a new man to steer things in a far more upwardly direction. While there's still debate to be had over Short's decision, the question now moves from 'what?' or 'why?' to 'who?' Here's a look at some of the realistic - and not so realistic - candidates

Short Comes Out Of Di Canio Farce Worse

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Sport

It was an unlucky 13 for Paolo di Canio, who lasted just that many games before Sunderland's board sacked the Italian on Sunday night. The first Pr...

The Legends Are Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Sport

Newcastle's 90s legends were out in force for goalkeeper Steve Harper's testimonial, but Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio had the last laugh as AC Mi...

Slow Start for Di Canio and Sunderland's 'Revolution'

James Hunt | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

We have had just four games of Paolo Di Canio's continental-looking Sunderland side, and already questions are being asked. We have had just four games of Paolo Di Canio's continental-looking Sunderland side, and already questions are being asked.

'He's Making Some Big Mistakes'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport

Titus Bramble has accused Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio of being a "strange person" and claims he is making "big mistakes" in how he deals with pl...

'Will They Play Under Me Again? No'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Sport

Paolo Di Canio tore into Phil Bardsley for his casino antics - but the Sunderland manager insisted the defender will be given a second chance at the c...

Safety Not Guaranteed: For Newcastle and Sunderland, Premier League survival is not enough

James Hunt | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

It's not good enough, though, for these clubs simply survive. Despite both having had relegations in their recent history, they should be well-established Premier League clubs. They now need to make sure this is a one-off, and the mistakes of this season are not repeated.

Paolo Di Canio - The Extreme in Sport

Benjamin Spiro-Hughes | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Sport
Benjamin Spiro-Hughes

It is important though not be charmed by the old line about him having black friends. He knows full well the power of his Roman salute. The man he admires, the former Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini had oscillating views on Italian Jews but was openly racist

That'll Work...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Sport

Newcastle United fans have been warned by police not to taunt Paolo Di Canio, the manager of hated rivals Sunderland, with fascist salutes. The Nor...

Chelsea v Sunderland: Stop the Press, There's a Football Match On!

James Hunt | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Paolo Di Canio's first match in charge sees Sunderland head to Stamford Bridge without a win in their last seven games.

Why It's Right to Hold Paolo Di Canio to Account Over Fascism

David Hobbs | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Whether or not Di Canio verbally or physically expresses extreme views is not really the point. Why should someone whose political leanings give credit to those who support intolerance to the point of persecution be allowed to operate unchecked? So what if Di Canio's previous right-wing rhetoric might be deemed 'soft-core'?

Terry - Di Canio's A 'Nice Guy'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Sport

John Terry says Paolo di Canio is a "nice guy", as Sunderland continue to be bombarded with criticism for overlooking the Italian's political views. ...

Twits Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Comedy

It has been, we think you'll agree, something of a bleak week. No hilarious Pope stories. No unexpected horsemeat discoveries. Instead, it's been...

'I Do Not Support Fascism'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Paolo di Canio, the new Sunderland manager, has issued a statement declaring he does not support "the ideology of fascism". The Italian's appointme...