Newcastle boss ‘disappointed’ with Sunderland sacking Di Canio

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ALAN Pardew today said he was “disappointed” at Paolo Di Canio’s sacking.

Sunderland sacked head coach Di Canio on Sunday after a dreadful run of early-season results.

Newcastle United manager Pardew felt Di Canio – who was forced out by a players’ revolt – brought “passion and enthusiasm” to the post.

He said: “With my LMA (League Managers’ Association) hat on, I was disappointed.

“He attacked the job with passion and enthusiasm.

“I have sympathy for him. I was sad to see him go.”