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SWINDON TOWN: Wray says Di Canio will stay
6:00am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Sport
JEREMY Wray has insisted that his departure will not be the immediate precursor to Paolo Di Canio leaving Swindon Town.
Wray’s departure was the catalyst for many fans to panic, with suggestions that Di Canio could follow his close friend and former boss out the County Ground door.
However Wray moved to quell those fears.
When asked whether Di Canio could walk, he said: “I don’t think so at all. I think what he will want to make sure is that he is given the opportunity to further what he is doing here.
“He will want his opportunity to meet the new chairman. He will undoubtedly ask him all the same questions that he asked at our very first interview when he first met Nick (Watkins), Russell (Backhouse) and myself.
“I think he’s totally focused on what still needs to be achieved. He will want to win promotion this year, he will want to make sure he is given the resources to do that.
“If you have a three-year plan that you can achieve in two years, who not go for that?
“I would say that categorically that is not the case. Clearly, until Sir William and Paolo sit down together and work out how things are going forward you cannot say it’s not going to happen.
“I know, having spoken to Sir William, that he is very keen to achieve the same plan that we had at the outset.
“That plan totally embraces Paolo as manager and if Paolo hears that then I have no doubt he will stay to see it through.”