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Paolo Di Canio 1st Premier League manager fired this season, let go by last-place Sunderland

Paolo Di Canio became the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season when he was fired by last-place Sunderland on Sunday.

Di Canio helped the Black Cats avoid relegation after he replaced Martin O'Neill on March 31 but got off to an 0-4-1 start this season.

Di Canio signed American forward Jozy Altidore last summer from AZ Alkmaar.