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Friday, May 20, 2011
Di Canio takes Swindon job

Paolo Di Canio has been confirmed as the new manager of Swindon Town.

Di Canio, whose brilliance during his playing days walked hand in hand with controversy, takes the reins from Paul Bodin, who was briefly placed in caretaker charge after the club parted ways with Paul Hart three weeks ago.

Di Canio will make his managerial bow in npower League Two after Hart, who only took over himself from Danny Wilson in early March, failed to save the Wiltshire club from relegation.

Di Canio will officially be unveiled as manager on Monday after the paperwork is completed, at which point the length of contract will be announced.

A statement on the club`s official websit read: "The board of STFC is committed to returning to League One at the earliest opportunity and is confident that Paolo will build a team with a new level of passion, pride and professionalism to ensure this goal is achieved."`

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