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Paulo Di Canio would consider managing Celtic

Paulo Di Canio signing autographs

The former Celtic striker has been out of work since he was sacked by in September 2013.

Former West Ham United forward Paulo Di Canio has said he would like to manage Celtic should the opportunity arise.

The Italian's last job in football was at Sunderland. He was tasked with the keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League and managed to win two of his first three games in charge against Newcastle United and Everton but was sacked in the early stages of the following season, having managed them just for 13 games.

Di Canio told TalkSport: “I know it is not the best season for them at the moment and Scottish football is not in a good place generally.

“When Rangers dropped down the leagues there was less interest, because Celtic just won the league too easily. The other teams were not at the same level.

“I am an open manager. Scotland was my first experience abroad from Italy. It’s a top club in the world and I would consider it, if I was offered the chance.”

There has been a lot of talk about the future of Ronny Deila at Celtic. Though they've not been convincing this season, they are still in a position to win the league title, have qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League - with the club still in both domestic cup competitions, including a semi-final tie against Rangers in the League Cup.

It is an interesting thought that Di Canio could be one day in the home dugout at Parkhead. There were reports that he alienated certain players in the Sunderland dressing room, and along with the poor football, ended up with poor results and him losing his job at the Stadium of Light - but he did have a degree of success at lower level with Swindon Town.

Di Canio did say he wouldn't rule out anything, so his next job in management could be elsewhere. If he did arrive at Celtic, it would be interesting to see how that appointment would go down with the club's fans welcoming one of their former players back to the club.

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