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Di Canio refuses to help David Sullivan

Former Hammer Paolo Di Canio insists he would never return to West Ham in any capacity while David Sullivan is co-owner. On Sky Sports Italia, former Chelsea player Gianluca Vialli asked Di Canio that he could see himself “running to help your team in the future.”

But the former West Ham captain, who previously managed Sunderland, delivered a damning response. “Don’t say that,” Di Canio said on Sky Sports Italia’s Premier League Show.

“Like West Ham fans, I couldn’t work even one day with a man like David Sullivan.

“I’m with the fans in this bad moment.”

In 2013 Sullivan said he couldn’t employ Paolo Di Canio telling the press the West Ham legend should not manage in England until he has renounced his political beliefs. “Fascism is always intolerable but managers, like owners, have an additional duty to the wider community,” said Sullivan at the time. “That is why, despite having once considered him a future manager of West Ham, my partner David Gold and I wouldn’t do so now — unless he renounced his extreme views.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Di Canio refuses to help David Sullivan

  1. Di Canio, The Ultras and Lazio are all part of this…

  2. I love him to take over it will set the place alight

  3. Beautiful player, Di Canio, though a despicable fascist. Thanks for reminding us of DS’s statement castigating Di Canio for his fascist ideology and distancing the Club from it. I’m not a fan of DS, but credit where it’s due.

    • Yeah, while Corbyn and company hold far left views with very strong link to communism, which killed millions of people but not many people condemn him do they. While I ain’t a fascist myself, I’m sure that you don’t even know what fascism is and while it might not be a right ideology, it never was the same as nazism, especially when it comes to race.

  4. Di Canio won’t work for Sullivan? best news of the week. I hope Sullivan lives to a ripe old age and stays at West Ham if it keeps Di Canio away. Some fans still want him here – just like they wanted Bilic. That turned out well.

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