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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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Chairman: Di Canio 'walked out' on players and fans

Outgoing Swindon Town chairman Sir William Patey has issued this frank statement as the club is sold to Seebeck 87 Ltd. It follows the departure of manager Paolo Di Canio, who 'walked out on the Club, its players and its fans', according to Sir William.

Andrew Black and the outgoing board leave Swindon as leaders of League One, with a good chance of back to back promotions to the Championship. The quality of our squad is the legacy of the very considerable investment that has been made....We have comprehensively accomplished Andrew's key objective of passing the Club onto the new owners in a good state of health.

Despite the manager walking out on the Club, its players and its fans before a vital game, Tuesday night saw a wonderful performance from the team under incredibly difficult circumstances.

– Sir William Patey, outgoing chairman of Swindon Town Football Club

Swindon Town FC sale completed

Swindon Town Football Club has been sold to Seebeck 87 Ltd, which now has 99% of the club's shares. The new club board will be chaired by Jed McCrory, head of a consortium which backs Seebeck 87.

Chairman Sir William Patey, Andrew Black and Russell Backhouse have stepped down from the board. The new board retains Nick Watkins and will include new members Gary Hooper, Steve Murrall and Callum Rice.

Remaning technical staff resign from STFC

Following last night's 3-1 win away at Tranmere, Caretaker Manager Fabrizio Piccareta announced he along with the remaining technical staff, will resign from their posts at Swindon Town Football Club. Speaking after the 1-3 win Fabrizio said:

After this game that everyone has witnessed I want to tell you that this is our last game as the technical staff of Swindon Town Football Club. We know what Paolo did yesterday and I want to highlight one thing: this achievement that this fantastic team got tonight to get to the top of the league with this victory - the people must know that until yesterday until 5pm we were together preparing for this game as usual, preparing this game in the best professional way. I want to stress this point.

– Caretaker Manager, Fabrizio Piccareta
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