Sunderland are considering suing former manager Paolo Di Canio following comments he made about the club's players.
Dismissed as a charlatan by Martin O'Neill, his predecessor as Sunderland manager, Paolo Di Canio has hit back.
Martin O'Neil, the newly appointed coach of Ireland, is still unhappy with the remarks made by his successor at Sunderland.
As Paolo Di Canio pays the ultimate price for his eccentric leadership style, fellow manager, Jose Mourinho, is beginning to demonstrate some maverick tendencies of his own.
Find out what really happened in the final 24 hours of Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland reign.
At a time when money not only talks but shouts cacophonously, how good it was to see unfancied Northern Ireland deservedly beat supposedly powerful Russia in Belfast.
Football fans would tolerate anyone, even Mussolini, if he could guarantee them success on the pitch, argues Brian Glanville. Plus, was anyone really surprised to see an outbreak of trouble…
At any other club than Sunderland, and perhaps Newcastle United, the appointment of manager Paolo Di Canio would probably have passed without comment.
Sunderland beyond doubt have taken a colossal risk in their appointment of Paolo Di Canio, argues Brian Glanville...