Di Canio would consider Celtic and Newcastle jobs

Paulo Di Canio signing autographs

Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is keen to return to management and has speculated on possible destinations.

Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has said that he would be open to managing former club Celtic.

The Italian has been out of work since being sacked by Sunderland in September 2013 following a tumultuous time at the club.

Current Celtic boss Ronny Deila is under pressure at the Scottish giants as his side currently sit second in the Scottish Premiership, one point behind leaders Aberdeen.

Speaking to TalkSport, the former forward has said that he will “consider everything” as he looks to rebuild his managerial career.

“Obviously I want to be a manager in the Premier League, but I don’t care if it’s in the Championship or League One. It’s important that there is a project for the future, a medium period,” said the Italian.

“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.”

He has also refused to rule out managing Sunderland’s rivals Newcastle, who are currently looking for a new manager following Alan Pardew’s departure to Crystal Palace.

When quizzed on a potential job at St. James Park, he said; “When you’re a manager, sometimes you like a challenge, even challenges that you might not expect. Everything is possible in life, why not?"

Di Canio was keen to emphasise that he has nothing to prove to his former club however, claiming that it is “obvious” he did a good job at the Stadium of Light.

While it’s unlikely Di Canio would be offered the job at Newcastle, stranger things have happened and owner Mike Ashley is not one to be bothered by what the fan base has to say.

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