Quote of the Day

“Paolo Di Canio? That managerial charlatan – absolutely, yes. Paolo stepped in there and basically, as weeks ran on, he ran out of excuses. I had a wry smile to myself.”

Former Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill who was loudly criticised by his successor, Paolo Di Canio, over the fitness of the squad he inherited, is asked whether he was disappointed by the Italian’s remarks.