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Di Canio: my West Ham dream

Di Canio: my West Ham dream

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Paolo Di Canio has confessed he hopes to one day manage his old club West Ham in the near future. The Italian has said the job would be his 'dream role' and plans to hang up his boots this summer.

"I will take up managing next year. I hope to have the same success as a coach that a did as a player," Di Canio told The People.

"My dream would be to manage in the Premiership because English football is the best in the world. My dream in particular would be to manage at West Ham, that would be perfect.

"I spent four seasons there and I would love to go back and win something with them. The fans are fantastic there and the atmosphere at Upton Park was always special.

"I haven't been back for a few years but I hope to go and watch a match in the Bobby Moore Stand before the end of the season.

"It would be incredible to go there as a manager. Every weekend I watch all the English games on the TV but I have a special place for them in my heart for West Ham."