THE MANAGERS: Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio: 31 March 2013 - 22 September 2013

The flamboyant Italian arrived at the Stadium of Light in his first top-tier managerial role, tasked with the job of keeping Sunderland in the Premier League.

Despite losing his first game at Chelsea, Di Canio inspired his side to successfully avoid relegation, finishing 17th following crucial wins over Newcastle United and Everton.

Despite signing 14 players in the summer of 2013, Di Canio left Wearside just five games into the new season with his side’s only point being picked up away to Southampton. 

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