Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson slates Sunderland’s decision to sack Di Canio

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FORMER Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised Sunderland’s decision to sack Paolo Di Canio so soon into the season.

The Scot was speaking as his former club languishes in the lower half of the Premier League after some disappointing results under new manager David Moyes.

Ferguson reaffirmed his belief that Moyes is a good manager, and drew comparisons with he situation at Sunderland.

“I believe in building a football club rather than building a football team,” he said.

“I can understand coaches who concentrate on building a football team because it gives them a job.

“It’s a results industry.

“You only have to look at Paolo Di Canio last week, five to six games into his first season at Sunderland, they allow him to spend £19 million and then sack him.

“To me, there is no evidence that that is going to bring success.”