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Di Canio Fired After Dispute With Team, Guardian Says: Roundup

Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.

Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio was fired as Sunderland manager after a training-ground argument with players during which he was told the squad had lost faith in his methods, the Guardian reported.

Di Canio’s 13-game tenure was ended after details of the row were relayed to club owner Ellis Short, the paper said.

According to the Daily Mirror, Sunderland’s players are said to have been upset to have had their effort, commitment and professionalism questioned publicly by Di Canio, whose team has lost four of its five Premier League games this season.

Leading Contenders

Roberto Di Matteo, Gustavo Poyet, Steve McLaren and Tony Pulis are the leading contenders to replace Di Canio, the Daily Mail reported.

Glasgow Rangers manager Ally McCoist, a former Sunderland striker, may be tempted by the opportunity to manage an English club, the newspaper added.

Moyes Demands Reaction

Manchester United manager David Moyes demanded a reaction from his team after yesterday’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City consigned the Red Devils to their worst Premier League start since 2004, the Daily Mirror reported.

Moyes told the players the performance was unacceptable, the newspaper added.

Brazilian Teenager

Udinese is trying to beat Manchester United to the signing of Desportivo Brazil’s teenage striker Bruno Gomes, the Daily Express reported.

Although United has the first right to sign Gomes when he turns 18 because of a link up with his current club, that doesn’t apply if Desportivo receives a bid above a certain level, the newspaper added.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Baynes in Sydney at dbaynes@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net

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