Well he lasted 12 months longer than I predicted, but Di Canio has walked away from the Swindon job, exactly as I said he would do. There's no denying that, based on results, he has done a fabulous job, but in terms of high maintenance, he is Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli and Jordan rolled into one. Talk about flouncing in and flouncing out again, in a little over 18 months, the Italian has thrown more hissy fits than a whole school of adolescent girls.
So, where will the Italian end up - the eventual asylum excepted. Many West Ham fans will start banging the Paolo drum. Let's face it, the guy is revered at Upton Park and his infamous Nazi salute to the Lazio Ultras won't represent a problem to the moronic faction that shame the club every time we play Spurs.
The timing is bad for the Di Canio Wannabe Hammers, because Sullivan and Gold are not going to gamble on the Italian as we move into the death throes of the season. Much better trust to safe hands will be the prevailing wisdom. But if we escape the drop on the final day, or worse still go down, then Paolo will be very much in the frame unless somebody has nabbed him first. Leeds United perhaps?