Sunderland sack Di Canio

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The Italian was shown the door after only six months during which he won only three of his 13 games in charge.

He did manage to save the Black Cats from relegation after taking over from Martin O’Neill late last season, but has overseen a woeful start to the 2013/14 campaign which has them bottom after five games with only one point.

Sunderland coach Kevin Ball will take charge of the team for this week’s League Cup match against Peterborough United, and possibly also the League clash at home to Liverpool over the weekend.

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