The feisty Italian took over the ‘Black Cats’ last season but after numerous off field problems with players and fans, the Sunderland board has finally had enough!
Di Canio’s time with Sunderland was mainly dominated by controversy but I was hoping he would do well because, before he took over at Sunderland, I expected him to one-day return to Upton Park as West Ham manager.
His passionate approach worked at lower league level and as a player, it was enjoyable to watch but after witnessing the scenes on Saturday after the West Brom 3-0 Sunderland game I lost some respect for the man. I think its safe to assume that many of us expected Paolo to take over at West Ham at some point in the future but the question has to be asked, will he ever be ready?
I was reading an article in the paper and he compared himself to the ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho. A comparison I totally disagree with, Jose has won numerous trophies with his clubs and many will say that he has a right to be a bit smug but with Di Canio it came across as too predictable and desperate.
Upon hearing the news of Di Canio’s sacking I wasn’t surprised, from the start many was questioning his attitude and mentality at the top level and it would appear that they were spot on. I’m not saying that Paolo will never make it at the top level but my desire for him to become West Ham manager has well and truly gone.
I feel that Paolo Di Canio becoming manager of West Ham in the near or distant future would completely tarnish his reputation with our club and he would go from once hero to zero. I would much prefer to take just as much of a gamble on ex West Ham legend and Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire before Paolo is ever considered.
Has your opinion of Di Canio changed after his time with Sunderland?
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