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Premier League: Sunderland sack manager Paolo Di Canio

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21:  Paolo Di Canio, manager of Sunderland gestures at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on September 21, 2013 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
Image: Paolo Di Canio: Turbulent reign at Sunderland

Sunderland are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Paolo Di Canio following a miserable start to the season.

Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn believes Di Canio's feisty management style may have cost him his job. Quinn has described the decision as "brave" and told Sky Sports News: "It's a quick decision - some will say too quick. "They're making a quick decision on this again and looking back, the support Paolo Di Canio got in the summer with the players he brought in, I honestly thought he was going to get longer, no matter the start. "If we start to peel the layers off in the coming days and find out what life was like under him from various players, you'll probably see a story that says this was a guy who did things in a totally unique way and by the looks of things, the players weren't buying into it. "They've made a very brave decision to appoint him, they got what they wanted out of him, and now they've made a brave decision (for him) to go. "It wouldn't have been my style. I think I would probably have tried to give people as much time as possible. "Something tells me there's a little more to it as well. "It was perhaps they felt that the players were finding it hard to conform to his unique style. I think that might have played a part in it as well. "They've made such a brave decision now. Will it pay off for them?"

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