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Paolo Di Canio, left, and Andre Villas Boas, right, urge on their teams from the touchline yesterday
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Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

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Paolo Di Canio celebrates during Sunderland's victory over Newcastle in the Premier League at St James' Park

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Paolo Di Canio with assistant Fabrizio Piccareta yesterday

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Paolo Di Canio talking with Harry Redknapp in their West Ham days

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