By Chris Wright
Former West Ham striker Paolo Di Canio has admitted that he wants to return to manage the club one day, but that the current managerial vacancy at Upton Park has opened up to soon for him in his fledgling coaching career.
Speaking to BBC London, Di Canio – who is currently studying for his official UEFA coaching license – said;
“It is my dream to go back [to West Ham] one day, but now it’s too early, I still have to improve my knowledge, but maybe one day I can get that job, it would be fantastic.”
The Hammer’s legend, who enjoyed a four-year stay at Upton Park between 1999 and 2003, also admitted that the east London club and it’s supporters still hold a special place in his heart, and also went on to state his faith in the new ownership the club finds itself under;
“At the end of the season it is important that the team stayed up. The new chairmen, Gold and Sullivan, are trying to do their best because they are also West Ham supporters, so now the fans can be sure that everything they do is for the best of the team.
I hope they can do a good job, because West Ham fans are fantastic. They are still in my heart and whenever I go back there, I feel at home.”
I’m not surprised that the Upton Park faithful make Di Canio feel at home whenever he returns. After all, he was pretty good, wasn’t he?