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Five games, one point and fiery Italian exits
Paolo Di Canio has been sacked as manager of Sunderland.
In a statement, the club said: "Sunderland AFC confirms that it has parted company with head coach Paolo Di Canio this evening.
"Kevin Ball will take charge of the squad ahead of Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup game against Peterborough United and an announcement will be made in due course regarding a permanent successor.
"The club would like to place on record its thanks to Paolo and his staff and wishes them well for the future."
The outspoken Italian, who joined the club in March, has been dismissed after a desperately poor start to the Premier League season.
Saturday's 3-0 defeat at WBA has proved the final straw for owner Ellis Short. The Black Cats, after signing 14 players during the summer, are bottom of the Premier League with just one point and a goal difference of minus eight.
Di Canio ended the game at the Hawthorns on the pitch, fronting up to the visiting Sunderland fans.
Roberto Di Matteo is the odds-on favourite for the manager's job.
BetVictor prices for next Sunderland manager;
Roberto Di Matteo well backed 1/2 into 1/4
Tony Pulis 25/1; Neil Warnock 25/1; Eddie Howe 33/1; Ole Gunnar Solksjaer 66/1
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