Paolo Di Canio has reveleed in the Daily Mail that he wants to manage West Ham. Now that would be an interesting prospect!
“I’m a little too old to carry on playing so I will take up managing next year. I hope to have the same success as a coach that I did as a player. My dream would be to manage West Ham – that would be perfect. I spent four seasons there and I would love to go back and win something with them. The fans are fantastic and the atmosphere at Upton Park was always so special. Every weekend I watch all the English games on TV but I always look out for the West Ham score. I have a special place for them in my heart.”
As far as I know, Paolo has never been back to Upton Park to watch a game. Imagine the roar which would greet him if he came back and watched a game from the Directors’ Box. It would make the Tevez return seem calm.
So what do you think? Is Paolo ever likely to fulfill his dream? Somehow, I have my doubts. He remains the most skilful player I have ever seen, or am ever likely to see, at Upton Park.