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Piccareta and other technical staff 'to follow Paolo'

Paolo Di Canio has resigned as Swindon Town manager - these tweets suggest that the acting manager in tonight's game against Tranmere Rovers - Fabrizio Piccareta - will also leave the club.

Piccareta in charge for tonight's Swindon game

Fabrizio Piccareta, Swindon caretaker boss Credit: Mike Egerton / EMPICS Sport

Swindon Town have confirmed that Fabrizio Piccareta will be in charge for tonight's League One match at Tranmere Rovers. He has taken over as caretaker boss after the departure of Paolo Di Canio. He is expected to talk to the media following tonight's match at Prenton Park.

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


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.

Di Canio says he wants to live 'day by day'

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.

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