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Fergie backs Di Canio appointment

April 7, 2013
By ESPN staff
Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Paolo Di Canio's appointment as Sunderland manager, but has carefully sidestepped the furore surrounding the Italian's ideological views.

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Instead, Ferguson has focused on Di Canio's "football philosophy" and his passionate demeanour, something Sunderland may need if they are to halt their slump and remain in the Premier League.

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