Posts Tagged "Sunderland"

A Loose Cannon Firing In The Wrong Direction: Di Canio Out At Sunderland

By on Sep 23, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In the current hire ‘em and fire ‘em culture of football management, it is not uncommon to hear statements of sympathy for managers who have fallen foul of the whims of their club’s owners and found themselves out of work. We will have to play a game of wait and see to establish whether this will happen with Paolo Di Canio, whose short spell in...

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A Gamble, Wrapped Up In A Gamble, Inside A Gamble: Di Canio To Sunderland

By on Apr 2, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the kerfuffle that has blown up surrounding the appointment of Paolo Di Canio as the manager of Sunderland is how much of a surprise certain aspects of his past seem to have been to so many people. After all, he was hired as the manager of Swindon Town almost two years ago, and the “Roman Salute” business at Lazio...

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Sunderland’s Big End Of Season Gamble

By on Mar 31, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In some respects, there was go great surprise to the departure of Martin O’Neill from Sunderland last night. With just two points from his last nine matches in charge of the club, something had gone from the previously ebullient manager’s demeanour, and in television interviews after yesterday’s defeat at the hands of Manchester United he had the...

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