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Sunderland turns to Di Canio as manager

March 31, 2013
By Associated Press
SUNDERLAND, England -- Paolo Di Canio signed a 2½-year contract to become Sunderland manager on Sunday, replacing the fired Martin O'Neill and tasked with ensuring the relegation-threatened club retains its Premier League status.

Sunderland lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United on Saturday for its eight straight match without a win, leading to O'Neill's dismissal with the team only one point above the drop zone in 16th place.

"Paolo is hugely enthused by the challenge that ...

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