Baresi: Di Canio can be a success

Former Italy defender Franco Baresi has backed Paolo Di Canio to make a success of his managerial career.

Last Updated: 10/09/13 at 11:10 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Kevin De Bruyne agent dismisses talk Wolfsburg winger could join Bayern Munich

Post comment

The agent of Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne has dismissed reports linking his client with a move to Bayern Munich.

Transfer news: Fernando Torres heads back to Atletico Madrid on loan until end of next season

2 comments

Fernando Torres is returning to Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the 2015-16 season.

All Articles

Di Canio: In the spotlight

Di Canio: In the spotlight

Former Italy defender Franco Baresi has backed compatriot Paolo Di Canio to make a success of his managerial career.

The Sunderland boss has found himself in the firing line after rounding on his players in the wake of a demoralising 3-1 Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace amid a difficult start to the new season.

However, Baresi, who will play alongside his former AC Milan team-mate once again on Wednesday night when they join forces at St James' Park for Steve Harper's charity game, is confident Di Canio has the mental strength to turn things around.

Baresi told the Journal: "When I was playing, I never thought that he could become a manager. But now it is easier to see why it has worked.

"He has shown that he has a strong character, with passion. His objective was never to coach in Italy - it was always to come back to England.

"I think that Paolo now has a good chance to be a really big success and I don't think he will want to miss it. He will do his best to show that he can do it.

"When I played with Paolo Di Canio at AC Milan, I felt he was really talented and a very good player.

"But he only played with us for a short period. He was a strong and very talented player."

Sunderland, who have collected just a single point from their opening three league fixtures, face Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and then travel to bottom-of-the-table West Brom before Liverpool and Manchester United head for Wearside.


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Tony Popovic would be free to leave current club for Crystal Palace job

Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer will not stand in Tony Popovic's way if Crystal Palace approach him.

Sky sources: Alan Irvine will be in charge for West Brom's trip to West Ham on New Year's Day

A senior West Brom source has told Sky Sports News HQ that Alan Irvine will be in charge for the game against West Ham.

Sky sources: Newcastle 'disappointed' over Alan Pardew link to Crystal Palace

Newcastle are disappointed at the timing of the speculation linking their manager Alan Pardew with Crystal Palace.

Mail Box

What's Happened To Everton And Martinez?

There aren't many people still talking about how the Spaniard is better than David Moyes. Plus, thoughts on Jose Mourinho's moaning and Spurs at least being very fit...

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property