Paolo Di Canio http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29415/all en Football: Di Canio considers Swindon future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-di-canio-considers-swindon-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former West Ham forward Paolo Di Canio is considering his future as manager of Swindon after he claimed the League One club's star player was sold without his agreement.</p> <p>Di Canio, who had spells with Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio and Celtic during his controversial playing career, reacted furiously when he discovered highly-rated winger Matt Ritchie had been sold to promotion rivals Bournemouth on transfer deadline day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-di-canio-considers-swindon-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in England Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:00:38 +0000 5743679 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Di Canio resigns after deadline passes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/football-di-canio-resigns-after-deadline-passes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Colourful Italian coach Paolo di Canio resigned as manager of financially-troubled English League One side Swindon on Monday after the Football League failed to grant approval to the prospective new owners of the club by a deadline he had imposed.</p> <p>The 44-year-old former AC Milan, Juventus, Lazio and Celtic striker had been incensed earlier this month after the club's best player Matt Ritchie was sold to promotion rivals Bournemouth for £500,000 on transfer deadline day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/football-di-canio-resigns-after-deadline-passes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in England Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:00:35 +0000 5759337 at http://www.globalpost.com Hurt Di Canio hits back at "unfair" accusations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/sunderland-name-di-canio-head-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Italian Paolo Di Canio, whose appointment as Sunderland manager sparked the resignation of a former Government minister from the club's board, said on Monday he was hurt by unfair accusations against him.</p> <p>Despite previously working as the manager of League One (third tier) club Swindon Town and playing in both England and Scotland during a long playing career, news of his appointment rekindled interest in the remarks he made to Italian news agency ANSA in 2005 when he said: "I am a fascist, not a racist."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/sunderland-name-di-canio-head-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:15:15 +0000 5798252 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Di Canio named Sunderland boss, ex-FM quits club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-di-canio-named-sunderland-boss-ex-fm-quits-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paolo Di Canio was named the new coach of Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Sunday, a move which sparked the resignation from the club board of an ex-foreign minister outraged by the Italian's right-wing views.</p> <p>Di Canio replaced Martin O'Neill, who was sacked on Saturday.</p> <p>"Sunderland AFC have confirmed the appointment of Paolo Di Canio as Head Coach on a two-and-a-half year deal," said a club statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-di-canio-named-sunderland-boss-ex-fm-quits-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Italy Paolo Di Canio Politics AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:31:08 +0000 5798264 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Di Canio named Sunderland boss, ex-FM quits club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-di-canio-named-sunderland-boss-ex-fm-quits-club-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paolo Di Canio was named the new coach of Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Sunday, a move which sparked the resignation from the club board of an ex-foreign minister outraged by the Italian's right-wing views.</p> <p>Di Canio replaced Martin O'Neill, who was sacked on Saturday.</p> <p>"Sunderland AFC have confirmed the appointment of Paolo Di Canio as Head Coach on a two-and-a-half year deal," said a club statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/football-di-canio-named-sunderland-boss-ex-fm-quits-club-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Italy Paolo Di Canio Politics AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:46:07 +0000 5798272 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Di Canio must end fascism link say racism group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/football-di-canio-must-end-fascism-link-say-racism-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has been warned by anti-racism campaigners that he must distance himself from extremist political beliefs. </p> <p>Di Canio was due to take his first training session with Sunderland's players on Monday following his surprise appointment as replacement for sacked Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill 24 hours earlier.</p> <p>But the Italian's arrival at the Stadium of Light has already stirred controversy due to his far right-wing politics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/football-di-canio-must-end-fascism-link-say-racism-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:30:32 +0000 5798522 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Di Canio defined by explosive style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/football-di-canio-defined-explosive-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham stormed angrily off the pitch just 21 minutes into his side's clash against Preston, it quickly became clear that Paolo Di Canio's time in management would be no less eventful than his colourful and controversial playing career.</p> <p>Not for the first time in his life, Di Canio, who on Sunday was named as the surprise choice to replace Martin O'Neill as Sunderland manager, let his emotions get the better of him during League One Swindon's trip to Deepdale in September last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/football-di-canio-defined-explosive-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio Politics AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:45:52 +0000 5798536 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fascism row to the fore as Di Canio faces press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-fascism-row-the-fore-di-canio-faces-press <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio on Tuesday faced a barrage of questions about his support for fascism, after his appointment prompted a club director to quit and outrage among many fans.</p> <p>The club in northeast England, a former industrial area built on coal mining, ship-building and heavy industry, also provoked the ire of one trade union, which has demanded that they remove its banner from their Stadium of Light ground.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-fascism-row-the-fore-di-canio-faces-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:45:24 +0000 5799120 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fascism row to the fore as Di Canio faces press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-fascism-row-the-fore-di-canio-faces-press-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio on Tuesday faced a barrage of questions about his support for fascism, after his appointment prompted a club director to quit and outrage among many fans.</p> <p>The club in northeast England, a former industrial area built on coal mining, ship-building and heavy industry, also provoked the ire of one trade union, which has demanded that they remove its banner from their Stadium of Light ground.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-fascism-row-the-fore-di-canio-faces-press-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:45:42 +0000 5799155 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Fascism row to the fore as Di Canio faces press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-fascism-row-the-fore-di-canio-faces-press-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio on Tuesday faced a barrage of questions about his support for fascism, after his appointment prompted a club director to quit and outrage among many fans.</p> <p>The club in northeast England, a former industrial area built on coal mining, ship-building and heavy industry, also provoked the ire of one trade union, which has demanded that they remove its banner from their Stadium of Light ground.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-fascism-row-the-fore-di-canio-faces-press-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in Italy Paolo Di Canio AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:46:11 +0000 5799199 at http://www.globalpost.com Sunderland's Di Canio ducks fascism questions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/sunderlands-di-canio-ducks-fascism-questions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio described the controversy over his appointment as "ridiculous and pathetic" and refused to answer questions about whether he held fascist beliefs in his first news conference on Tuesday.</p> <p>Di Canio, 44, replaced Martin O'Neill at the relegation-threatened Premier League team on Sunday, a move that sparked the resignation of a British former government minister from the club's board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/sunderlands-di-canio-ducks-fascism-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:15:24 +0000 5799210 at http://www.globalpost.com Di Canio becomes a political football at Sunderland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/di-canio-becomes-political-football-at-sunderland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Paolo Di Canio's previous boss described the Italian's style as 'management by hand grenade' but his politics and self-professed fascist leanings have proved far more explosive on his arrival at Sunderland.</p> <p>David Miliband, the former Foreign Secretary who is soon to stand down as a MP for the opposition Labour party in north-east England, resigned from the board of the Premier League football club at the weekend after Di Canio's appointment as manager.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/di-canio-becomes-political-football-at-sunderland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in the United Kingdom Paolo Di Canio Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:46:07 +0000 5799645 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Anti-racism group calls for Di Canio clarity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/football-anti-racism-group-calls-di-canio-clarity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has urged new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio to state his opposition to racism, after he refused to answer questions about whether or not he is a fascist.</p> <p>The controversial 44-year-old told an Italian news agency that he was "a fascist, but not a racist" in 2005, but he declined invitations to elaborate on his political views during his introductory news conference on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/football-anti-racism-group-calls-di-canio-clarity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Italy Labor Law Paolo Di Canio Sport in Italy AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:00:24 +0000 5800114 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: I don't support fascism, says Di Canio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/football-i-dont-support-fascism-says-di-canio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has addressed controversy over his political beliefs by declaring that he is not a racist and "does not support the ideology of fascism".</p> <p>In a statement published on the club website, Di Canio said: "I am not political, I do not affiliate myself to any organisation, I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism. I respect everyone."</p> <p>Di Canio had previously refused to clarify his political views, having told an Italian news agency in 2005 that he was "a fascist, but not a racist".</p> <p>thw/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Football in Italy Nationalism Paolo Di Canio Political ideologies Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:45:30 +0000 5800435 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: I don't support fascism, says Di Canio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/football-i-dont-support-fascism-says-di-canio-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has addressed controversy over his political beliefs by declaring that he is not a racist and "does not support the ideology of fascism".</p> <p>The appointment of the 44-year-old was fiercely criticised in some quarters, as he told an Italian news agency in 2005 that he was "a fascist, but not a racist" and was pictured giving a fascist salute to fans during his time with Italian club Lazio.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/football-i-dont-support-fascism-says-di-canio-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fascism Football in Italy Labor Law Nationalism Paolo Di Canio Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:16:01 +0000 5800562 at http://www.globalpost.com