That was swift and decisive. From Short, I mean. A tad harsh? In my book maybe, in Short's book, evidently not. It is his money after all. Respect to Short. These billionaires appear a different breed. [Once when Sir Richard Branson was asked how do you become a millionaire? "Oh that's easy..." starts Branson, "first you become a billionaire, then you buy an airline".]
I see speculation about de Matteo as next manager. Would he be up for it? Sound pair of hands, I think. The team certainly has players of ability. It should be possible to meld them into a strong cohesive unit. Question is, are other methods going to prove more effective. There are undoubtably more productive ways of doing man management. Will the team respond more favourably to those methods? Yes, I suspect they will. Will they gel any quicker? Maybe.
To di Canio... I'm sorry to see him go under these circumstances. He's a bloke of supreme (if not arrogant) self confidence. His record in the Premiership however, says it all. Not good enough. Yet. He'll be back. Not in the Premiership soon, possibly somewhere in the Championship, Definitely somewhere in the First division (not Swindon, I think). He's had his taste and chance at the big time. I didn't expect him to perform like this. Like Olly, he'll be wanting back in. Big time.
Well for Sunderland, lets hope the good times roll. I'm left wondering what will happen in January, if indeed, anything needs to happen in January. And whether di Canio's backroom will go with him. It's usual for a new manager to install his own backroom staff after all. Will di Fanti stay in place? I see no reason why not.
All change on Wearside... I love these management shenanigans...