Date: 11th May 2011 at 12:58pm
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Former Wednesday striker Paolo Di Canio is in talks with Swindon Town about becoming their new manager, according to reports.

BBC Wiltshire is reporting that the Italian will meet with Robins chairman Jeremy Wray about the position, vacated by Paul Hart, who failed to stop the club being relegation to npower League Two.

It was revealed earlier in the season that Di Canio had been linked with a League One club, with both Wednesday and Charlton Athletic mentioned, given both clubs were looking for a new manager midway through the season.

It was thought Di Canio, who also played for West Ham, Celtic and Lazio, turned down the offer because it came at the wrong time.

But with the 2010-11 season coming to an end, the 42-year-old could well take the opportunity to begin his managerial career, should it be offered to him.

It’s understood that Swindon are looking to meet with a number of potential managers regarding the vacant position.

Di Canio signed for Wednesday in the summer of 1997 and played over 40 games in the blue and white following a £3 million move from Celtic.

But, following the infamous incident after his sending off against Arsenal in 1998 – he pushed referee Paul Alcock to the ground, the Italian left for West Ham for a fee of £1.75m.