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New Sunderland AFC head coach Paolo Di Canio takes training at the Academy of Light.
New Sunderland AFC head coach Paolo Di Canio takes training at the Academy of Light.
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Don’t miss out on the Football Echo tomorrow – with all bases covered by Graeme Anderson and Chris Young following a dramatic week for Sunderland AFC.

Paolo Di Canio explains his ideas for the future, while we also look back on Martin O’Neill’s ill-fated reign in a 40-page edition.

There are two packed pages of letters on the managerial upheaval, plus Tony Gillan’s View From The Bridge and Sunderland legend Marco Gabbiadini’s exclusive column in which he writes: “Ellis Short has made a very bold decision, in fact two very bold decisions. First, to sack the highest profile manager the club has ever had and, second, to replace him with a rookie.

“So over to you, head coach Di Canio, let’s see what you’ve got.

“I wish the new man well and hope that Short has made an inspired choice.

“There will definitely be entertainment.

“Forza Sunderland!”

The Football Echo also features our Yesterdays nostalgia page, recalling Colin West’s first ever Sunderland goal in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich back in 1982, plus an away guide to Newcastle, an SAFC quiz and much more.

We also have six pages of local football, featuring pictures from Humbledon and Plains Farm’s Durham County Sunday Cup success, plus our eight-page Junior Football Echo, focusing on the Russell Foster Youth League.

* Your value-for-money Football Echo is out tomorrow morning. Don’t miss out.