Damn. I had him down for October in the pool, but it seems like Sunderland couldn't wait that long.
Was it too hasty? I don't know. Bearing in mind the number of changes made to the squad, expecting instant results would be ludicrous. That said, as professional footballers, they needed to show better than they did. Di Canio couldn't motivate them through fear, and I think that by consistently and comprehensively throwing them under the bus, he couldn't motivate them through anything else either. Out of his depth in the Premier League? I think so. Unfortunate given the amount of entertainment he can provide? Yes. But Sunderland owe their fans better than losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace and 3-0 to West Brom.