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Sunderland sack Di Canio
SUNDERLAND have sacked Paolo Di Canio after the Italian failed to register a league victory in the first five games of the season.
The club confirmed the dismissal of their head coach in a short statement on the club website just after 9.30pm on Sunday evening.
The statement read: "Sunderland AFC confirms that it has parted company with head coach Paolo Di Canio this evening.
"Kevin Ball will take charge of the squad ahead of Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup game against Peterborough United and an announcement will be made in due course regarding a permanent successor.
"The club would like to place on record its thanks to Paolo and his staff and wishes them well for the future."
The club have moved quick to dispel speculation surrounding Di Canio's future after Sunderland's 3-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
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