Di Canio: Nice to be linked with Wanderers
11:23am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
PAULO Di Canio is happy to see his name linked with the vacant Reebok role - but isn’t reading anything into the bookmakers’ odds.
The Swindon Town boss is 25/1 with most outlets to succeed Owen Coyle after making an excellent start to his career at the County Ground.
The Italian coach, who led the Robins to the League Two title last season, isn’t taking the gossip seriously and says he has not been contacted by the Whites.
“It's better than not reading your name,” said the former Lazio, Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham striker.
“We can joke about it but it doesn't change that I am working for Swindon, so there's no need to think about it.
“It means people think I have already done a good job.
“They look at the statistics and think 'there is Di Canio, who has won nine games from 15 already'. Including last year, I've had more than 61 per cent victories.
“It means they are looking at the people who have got good results at lower levels and that is something you appreciate.
“But it's not the club but the people that bet money who put you in second or third [favourite].
“Before I signed for Swindon I was linked to West Ham, and yet nobody contacted me.”