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Paolo Di Canio addressed the media this afternoon - still as the manager of Swindon Town. The League One side play Colchester tomorrow night but the Italian's future remains uncertain.
A few days ago Di Canio announced that he was considering his position at the club and then appeared to wave goodbye to supporters at the weekend. Today he said he just wants to focus on the next few days and dismissed any news of departure.
Watch his extended interview below.
At today's press conference ahead of their game with Colchester, the Italian refused to discuss his statement criticising the club's owners. And when asked if he would still be in charge at the end of this season, Di Canio was non-committal.
Following Paolo Di Canio's comments that he is considering his future as Swindon Town manager, the club's board has released the following statement:
The full statement can be viewed on Swindon Town's Official website.
Swindon manager Paolo di Canio has released a statement saying he has been "left with no alternative other than to consider my position". It follows the board's decision to sell the club to a consortium and his dismay at the sale of star striker Matt Ritchie to Bournemouth.
The Swindon Town board acknowledges that many fans are upset at Matt Ritchie being sold to AFC Bournemouth but says it was necessary to help keep the club afloat while its sale to a consortium goes through.
THE STFC Board says, "The alternative to not securing new owners and securing short term funding would have seen a significant restructure to the Club and the possibility of administration. As such, the club’s long term survival and wellbeing had to be the priority".
Swindon Town has released a statement announcing news that the club is to be sold.
The Board of Swindon Town FC are pleased to announce its majority shareholder Andrew Black has today exchanged contracts with a consortium to acquire the Club. Completion of the sale is dependent upon approval from the Football League, which we hope to obtain in the next few days.
Upon completion, most of the Club's existing debt will be written off, the threat of administration will be avoided and Paolo Di Canio and the squad will be able to concentrate on football and the challenge of making Swindon a Championship club next season.