Paolo di Canio

Sunderland worries not over, says Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland's Italian manager Paolo Di Canio celebrates his team's victory during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Everton on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Paolo Di Canio might have transformed Sunderland's fortunes in the past three weeks, but the Black Cats manager claims his side cannot take Premier League safety for granted.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Delighted Di Canio dedicates first win with Sunderland to his mother

Sunderland coach Paolo Di Canio cheers his side's opening goal.

Sunderland won 3-0 in their Premier League derby at Newcastle United to enhance Di Canio's chances of leading the club away from trouble near the foot of the table.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Sunderland's Di Canio vows to keep cool as pressure mounts

Paolo di Canio at his first match against Chelsea as Sunderland's manager. Photo: Reuters

Paolo Di Canio vowed to keep his volatile temper under control after the controversial Italian’s debut as Sunderland manager ended in a frustrating 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

Di Canio’s two-year spell in charge at Swindon was described as “management by hand grenade” by the club’s former chairman and his reign with the Black Cats has the potential to be equally explosive.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A Bad Week for … , April 7, 2013

Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio achieved his ambition to manage in the Premier League with Sunderland - and immediately stepped into a row about his past statements on politics.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:42am

Paolo Di Canio can halt Black Cats' relegation march, says John Terry

John Terry

Di Canio's arrival on Wearside as successor to the sacked Martin O'Neill triggered a storm of negative headlines about the Italian's notorious political views.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Two fascists: one fighting for his young career, the other capping his at Sunderland

Paolo di Canio

Greek footballer Giorgos Katidis and Sunderland's new manager, Paolo di Canio, have much in common. Both hail from the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, both are talented footballers and both are in the dock for giving fascist salutes to fans.

6 Apr 2013 - 5:24am

Fascism row engulfs Di Canio, new club Sunderland

Sunderland's new Italian football manager Paolo Di Canio. Photo: AFP

Can someone who has admitted to supporting fascism manage a Premier League team?

That question has engulfed English football since Paolo Di Canio was hired by Sunderland on Sunday.

3 Apr 2013 - 10:11am

Short Soccer, February 3, 2013

Zdenek Zeman's future as coach of AS Roma was placed in further doubt after the Serie A side suffered a 4-2 reverse at home to lowly Cagliari for their fifth straight game without a victory. 

3 Feb 2013 - 4:00am

More than points at stake as Liverpool and Manchester United go head-to-head

Referee Howard Webb will have his eyes peeled for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's crude sleight of hand.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines sportsmanship as "fair and generous in one's behaviour or treatment of others, especially in a game or sporting contest".

12 Jan 2013 - 4:07am

Short Soccer, January 9, 2013

Michael Owen, 33, joined Stoke City in September. Photo: EPA

Australian A-League club Perth Glory yesterday ruled out signing former England striker Michael Owen because they want someone younger.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am