Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio determined to coach England in future

Paolo Di Canio: Swindon Town manager reveals ambition to coach England

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Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio has revealed that he wants to coach the England national team in the future.

The 44-year-old was appointed the Swindon boss in May 2011 and led them to promotion to League One at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Di Canio's contract with the Robins lasts until June 2015 but he is already looking at his career beyond that.

"I am now very much familiarised with the English environment and I would like to stay here at Swindon for a couple of more years to carry out the project that I started when I arrived," he told Lalaziosiamonoi.it.

"Like everyone, I have the ambition to coach an important club and one of my biggest aspirations is to become the manager of the England national team."

But Di Canio played down comparisons between him and former England coach Fabio Capello.

"The comparisons with Capello are out of place," he said. "He came here as a great coach, while Di Canio has to prove everything and is slowly doing it.

"Maybe in 10 years I can have my say, but my concern is the game on Saturday. Here if you lose two games, you are sacked!

"A return to Italy? For now, it is not in my thoughts."