Crewe centre-back David Artell concedes Paolo Di Canio has been good for League Two - even if the Italian's behaviour is not to his taste.
Di Canio takes his table-toppers to Gresty Road on Saturday with Crewe in the hunt for a play-off spot.
"I suppose he has been good for the division, you can't say that he hasn't," said Artell
"I'm not sure his conduct will go down too well with some chairmen. If I was a chairman I don't think I'd employ him because I think he's a bit of an explosion waiting to happen.
"But then I'm not in that dressing room - maybe he's fantastic with the players and getting the best out of players where other managers wouldn't.
"You have to take him for what he is. Everyone's passionate and that doesn't excuse some of his antics on the sidelines, but that's Paolo Di Canio and as long as it doesn't affect Crewe Football Club I'm not particularly bothered what he does to be quite honest."