Paolo Di Canio was most recently the manager of Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League.
Di Canio previously entered management for the first time with Swindon following an illustrious playing career most notably in the Barclays Premier League.
He enjoyed a fantastic first season as a manager, winning a league title and promotion, by guiding Swindon to League One. His success earned him the League Two Manager of the Year award.
At the time of his departure in February 2013, Swindon were in a play-off position in npower League One. He later went onto secure Sunderland's Barclays Premier League status that season.
After retiring in 2008, Di Canio firmly had his sights on management as he earned the UEFA Pro License at the renowned Coverciano football centre in Italy.
Di Canio is one of the most celebrated strikers in Premier League history after spells with Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham United after moving south of the border from his time at Glasgow Celtic.
He began his career at Lazio, and also played for Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan, Celtic and Charlton.
His playing honours include a Serie A Championship and European Super Cup with Milan as well as the UEFA Cup with Juventus.
In total, Di Canio made over 500 league appearances in his career, scoring over 100 league goals.