Swindon caretaker manager Fabrizio Piccareta to resign along with backroom staff

Fabrizio Piccareta will join Paolo Di Canio in walking away from Swindon

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Swindon caretaker boss Fabrizio Piccareta will resign along with the remainder of Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff after just one game at the helm.

Di Canio announced his departure from the County Ground on Monday amid a row with the club's owners, leaving Piccareta to take the reins for Tuesday evening's trip to Tranmere.

The Robins ran out 3-1 winners at Prenton Park to move to the summit of League One - but Piccareta used his post-match interview to announce his decision to quit.

The Italian said: "This game, this achievement is Paolo Di Canio's achievement. It's nobody else's. It's the club's. Only Paolo, the staff and the players.

"I take this occasion to tell that as the technical staff - that's myself, the technical coach, the fitness coach, the goalkeeping coach and the physio - tomorrow morning, we resign.

"We are here thanks to Paolo. We don't want to stay one minute more than him. Only today because this game was crucial and we wanted to be here for the players.

"As of tomorrow morning, we are no longer Swindon Town staff. I don't know what's going on in the future but I can only say thank you to the fans. Paolo will have occasion to do the same.

"It's been a strange but fantastic year so far and I can say that Paolo Di Canio and his staff leave Swindon top of League One. That's a fantastic achievement that nobody could have expected."