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Swindon: New owner breaks non-disclosure agreement to deny reports that Paolo Di Canio will be sacked


After an uncertain couple of weeks for Swindon Town, the news that a takeover had been agreed last week and was waiting the rubber stamp from the football league should have been a relief to fans.

But now rumours have began to circulate that current boss Paolo Di Canio is set to be sacked once the consortium that made the bid takes control.

Di Canio spoke before the takeover last week about the possibility of considering his future at the club, with a transfer embargo in place and the threat of administration very real, Di Canio stated he felt his position was not longer tennable. 

But even with a takeover in the offing, such is the noise being made in the media about Di Canio being sacked, that leader of the consortium Jed MCCrory, who had previously remained anonymous, has spoken out.

Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser he mae the following statement;

"I feel the need to break the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) due to the breaking story."

"I have had no contact or conversation, be it email, telephone or any other means, with Mike Newell. We are disappointed that people are putting stories together due to the uncertainty over the situation and would like to state we are looking forward to working with Paolo Di Canio and the team going forward."

"We are working tirelessly to bring the purchase of the club to an end to allow all to return to normality. As a football fan I am aware of the need to end this uncertainty as soon as possible."

The uncertainty doesn't seem to have had much of an effect on the pitch however, with tuesday night's 1-0 victory over Colchester leaving Swindon in third place, and very much in the promotion chase.

But perhaps worryingly for Swindon fans, Di Canio refused to discuss his future after the match, although given the statement was made by McCrory came after the match, only time will tell where the future of both Di Canio and Swindon Town lies.

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