PAOLO Di Canio last night dropped a bombshell with the revelation he is considering his future as manager of Swindon Town.

As exclusively revealed on, Di Canio said in a statement that he had been made false promises by the club, that Matt Ritchie was sold behind his back and that the players and fans prevented him walking away a long time ago.

The statement reveals underlying tensions at the County Ground and will create significant concern among fans that the charismatic Italian, who delivered the League Two title and a Wembley final last year, could be on his way out of the County Ground.

It reads: “The events of the last few days have left me with no alternative other than to consider my position.

“With the club selling one of our best players behind my back and continually making promises that are broken, I feel at this moment that my job is not just impossible but is untenable. Of course I shall remain professional and continue to achieve the best I can, but under these circumstances it is not easy.

“If it wasn’t for the players and fans of Swindon Town, I would have walked away from this club a long time ago. I didn’t because I was given repeated assurances that the project to achieve success was always in place and I wanted to deliver this for the players, staff and most of all, the fans of this great Club.

“Despite being linked with a number of more high profile managerial jobs, they have never interested me. Now however I am forced to consider my future as I don’t know how I can continue to work in this environment.

“Too many questions remain unanswered. The future is clouded with uncertainty. At this moment of time my future remains unclear.”