Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said he had sympathy for both Paolo Di Canio and Sunderland AFC over the decision for them to 'part company'.
SAFC's decision to part company with head coach Paolo Di Canio means there is a vacancy at the Stadium of Light. Who will replace Di Canio?
We look back at the turbulent 175 days of Paulo Di Canio as manager of Sunderland Football Club
Steve Bruce believes Paolo Di Canio paid the price for an outdated management style after being ousted by the Black Cats.