Rotherham United: Ex-Owl Paolo Di Canio interested in Millers job

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Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio's representatives have contacted Sky Bet Championship club Rotherham about their vacant managerial position, Press Association Sport understands.

The colourful Italian has been out of work since leaving the Black Cats in September 2013, but is keen to return to game and his representatives sounded out the potential for him to become Steve Evans' successor at the South Yorkshire club.

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However, the Millers have indicated they have no interest in the 47-year-old, who has a promotion on his CV during his time at Swindon, becoming their new boss.

Di Canio left Sunderland after a whirlwind 13 games at the Stadium of Light where, after initially keeping them in the Barclays Premier League and famously masterminding a 3-0 Tyne-Wear derby success over Newcastle in the 2012-13 campaign, things turned sour the following season, with reports of a player revolt.

He left after taking just one point from the opening five games of the season.