Di Canio: I don't support fascism

After three days of intense public pressure, the new Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio has insisted: "I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism." He had refused to say if he was a fascist during a news conference yesterday.

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Paolo Di Canio brings four colleagues from Swindon

Paolo Di Canio will work alongside four other coaches who served with him at his former club Swindon, according to a statement on Sunderland AFC's website:

Following the arrival of new head coach Paolo Di Canio, there’s a few other new faces at the Academy of Light.

First team coach Fabrizio Piccareta, goalkeeping coach Domenico Doardo, fitness coach Claudio Donatelli and physiotherapist/masseur Giulio Viscardi have all joined the club’s backroom staff.

The four all served alongside Di Canio at Swindon Town from May 2011 to February 2013.

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