Newcastle boss ‘disappointed’ with Sunderland sacking Di Canio

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew

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.”