Di Canio dreams of one day managing England

The outspoken Swindon Town boss declares that he would love to bring success to the Three Lions but concedes that it is unlikely that he would ever be appointed

Paolo Di Canio dreams of one day being offered the England job.

The outspoken Swindon Town manager led his side to promotion in 2011-12 and they now currently sit fourth in League One. His impressive record has brought links to the vacant Bolton job but, speaking to the Daily Mirror, the Italian revealed much loftier ambitions.

"The dream is, once I am well known here and settled in this environment I love, to be the manager of England," he declared.

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"I dream to be the foreign hero who leads England to victory after so many decades.”

The Italian, who won nine Under-21 caps for the Azzurri between 1988 and 1990, went on to say that, despite his desire to manage the Three Lions, he would not sing the national anthem.

"The anthem is important for the people but I am Italian. Of course I would not sing the anthem, it would be disrespectful," the former West Ham player added.

Di Canio finished by acknowledging that, even though he would love to be given the job, his chances of being considered are minimal.

"Maybe it will never happen, because they'll never give it to me," the 44-year-old conceded.