I said he would be gone by Christmas and I may yet be right! Di Canio lost it completely after the game with Bristol Rovers, bad mouthing his own players, saying that he would treat them as "kids" because that's what they deserve and, using a stream of four letters words in a radio interview.
The Chairman is backing him at the moment but the guy is a ticking time bomb and is going to lose the dressing room sooner or later. True, we don't want managers who tolerate sub standard performances and make excuses for lazy, can't be arsed players, but Di Canio has crossed the line here, as he was always going to do.
Chairman Wray has said Di Canio will apologise for the expletives but that apology has not been forthcoming as yet. The Italian has an ego the size of a hot air balloon and is not going to take kindly to the public humiliation involved in saying sorry. Let's face it, Mussolini wouldn't say sorry for a few swear words would he?
The players are probably hoping he goes. And they may get their wish before Santa comes down their chimneys, with Di Canio flouncing off in a huff.
Fit to manage West Ham? Not in a million years!