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Di Canio could be poised for Hammers job

Paolo Di Canio is thought to be in contention to replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham manager.

Following the Italian’s success in winning the League Two title with Swindon - and what some pundits have suggested was a thinly-veiled ‘come and get me’ announcement after the Robins secured promotion - as well as his cult hero status in East London, he would be a popular choice among Hammers fans.

Allardyce failed to secure automatic promotion for West Ham and if his side misses out on promotion via the play-offs, that could open the door for Di Canio. A section of Hammers fans were heard chanting Di Canio’s name in their side’s 2-1 win over Hull on Saturday.

The game was being shown at the County Ground and Robins chairman Jeremy Wray said: "The West Ham game was on and I insisted that the volume was turned down as they were singing his name," added Wray.

"They've got their own agenda and I genuinely don't believe he's going there. He's got unfinished business here.

"Loyalty is a two-way thing with him. As long as we show him the same loyalty he's shown us then he's going to be here next season, undoubtedly."

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