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Swindon appoints two interim managers

Darren Ward and Tommy Miller have been appointed caretaker managers at Swindon Town to oversee preparation for the game against Preston North End on Saturday. Former manager Paolo Di Canio left the club on Monday, followed by assistant manager Fabrizio Picaretta.

The Club was sold today, and some board members have been replaced including chairman Sir William Patey. The new chairman is Jed McCrory. In a statement on their website, the new board say they are now looking for a 'top class' manager to replace Di Canio.

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Swindon Town 'disappointed' at Di Canio's departure

The Board are disappointed that Paolo Di Canio has made the decision to resign at such a critical time for Swindon Town Football Club. We are also disappointed that the sale of the Club has yet to be approved, but we hope the outstanding issues with the Football League will be resolved within a short period of time.

It is worth noting that Matt Ritchie was sold due to the tremendous financial pressure the Club is facing and in order to continue operating whilst the sale of the Club went through.

– Swindon Town Football Club

They added:

We understand the prospective new owners had reached agreement with Paolo Di Canio on bringing in loan players to strengthen the squad for a final push for the Championship.

Until the situation has been resolved, Fabrizio Piccareta will be in temporary charge of the team as we travel to Tranmere Rovers tomorrow, where a win would see Swindon become leaders of League One. The Board shares the fans' tremendous frustration at the events of the last few weeks and is determined to resolve these issues to ensure the best outcome for the Club.

– Swindon Town Football Club
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FULL REPORT: Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio resigns

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio has resigned. After less than 2 years in charge, the Italian led Swindon to promotion last season, and they're sixth in the League One table tonight.

But Di Canio says he's disillusioned with events off the pitch, with a star player sold without his knowledge, and the delay of a takeover leaving the club in limbo.

Our sports reporter, Chris Spittles, looks at his colourful career at the County Ground.

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