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No talk of Di Canio return

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Paolo Di Canio is not being talked about as a potential replacement for under-fire West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, according to ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers extended their winless run to seven games with a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham over the weekend, and now find themselves just three points above the drop zone.

But while other names are being touted, it is understood that the Irons are not interested in turning to talismanic legend Di Canio.

Writing on his personal Twitter, when asked whether the 51-year-old Italian was being mooted as a managerial option, Ez simply wrote: “Nope”.


Truth be told, this is very good news for West Ham. Di Canio might be a club legend, but you have to ask yourself whether he would really be the right man to turn around this sinking ship, and the answer is very probably not. The Italian is a maverick, and while that may be a good thing on the field, right now, the Hammers need somebody with a steady hand to guide them out of these choppy waters. Di Canio’s record as a manager is hardly glittering either. Having held just two posts, the only side he has managed in the Premier League are Sunderland. Granted, he helped them to pull off an unlikely escape from the drop back in 2013, but he only last 13 games on Wearside, and was eventually dismissed with a points per game of just 0.92, as per Transfermarkt. If the Hammers are to sack Pellegrini, they need to bring in an improvement on the Chilean. Di Canio is not it. 

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