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Di Canio will not give up on Town
6:00am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Sport
PAOLO Di Canio will not give up on Swindon Town despite seeing his friend and colleague Jeremy Wray stripped of the chairmanship of the club.
In a statement issued to the Advertiser in the aftermath of the revelations that Wray had been replaced as chairman by Sir William Patey, Di Canio reassured Swindon fans that he would work with the new County Ground chief to establish what direction the Robins plan to move in in the near future.
He said: “I am at the beginning of my managerial career with the ambition to manage at the highest level.
“Up until now I have felt that Swindon was the place where I could achieve success.
“When I signed my new contract in the summer I asked for assurances that Jeremy and Russell (Backhouse)would remain at the club and that the project of getting back to the Championship was still in place.
“Football changes all of the time and I was also assured that there would be flexibility within the budget and that if there were a need to bring further players in because of injury or to freshen up the squad, providing that we were on target and challenging for promotion, that this would be the case.
“Having read the club statement, which sounds very positive, I await for my agent Phil Spencer to meet with the new chairman and look forward to receiving the re-assurances they wish to continue to support me this season, to now bring us out of embargo and move forward with our aim of getting promotion this year.
“I am obviously under contract with the club and I will always act in a professional way, continuing to put my best efforts in to bring success on the pitch, which I have already stated previously would be very hard to achieve if the embargo is not lifted.”