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Di Canio’s controversial career in 18 photographs

World of Sport

Paolo Di Canio's career took another twist as he was appointed Sunderland manager, forcing David Miliband to resign his Director's post at the club in protest.

Whatever comes next, there are bound to be some more striking images if his past is anything to go by.

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First appearance in Britain as Celtic footballer, 1996

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David Pleat brings Di Canio to Sheffield Wednesday, 1997

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Don't much fancy that pizza - with Benito Carbone, 1997

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The good: scoring for Wednesday

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The bad: Pushing referee Paul Alcock, 1998

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Di Canio was eventually suspended for 11 matches

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And the ugly: No comment

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Pastures new: Joins West Ham (with Marc-Vivienne Foe, 1999)

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THAT goal against Wimbledon, 2000

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Given award for Fair Play after stopping play in an Everton match to allow a player to receive treatment for i …

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Joins Charlton, 2003

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Back to boyhood club Lazio, and back into trouble

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Goals in Rome...

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And 'Roman' salutes

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Occasionally only in his pants...

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Back in England as Swindon manager, 2011

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Popular with the Robins fans as he wins promotion

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Not always as popular with his players

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