The man who comes to take care of my piranhas told me that if I left West Ham he would kill all my fish.

— Paolo Di Canio

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I am a fascist, not a racist. I give the straight arm salute because it is a salute from a 'camerata' to 'camerati'. The salute is aimed at my people. With the straight arm I don't want to incite violence and certainly not racial hatred.


Robot Wars is not a sport. Guys just play with remote controls. Now, if they were wired up and got an electrical shock each time their robot got hammered, then, yes, it would be a sport.


I'm very happy to have moved to West Ham, because I can play for a better team than Sheffield Wednesday.


Doping in English football is restricted to lager and baked beans with sausages.

After which the players take to the field, belching and farting. English football culture is one of pure, intense competition, and that's why I have always preferred it to Italy.


We need to have lectures about why we can't have every day things like mayonnaise, ketchup and Coke.


I wanted to show them I will never give up.

We have to keep together. I still believe in myself. I will never change. The players need to release the rubbish from their brains.


The shopping is not finished and before the pre-season starts I would like to bring in another two players. I like shopping, maybe I have become a woman.


Me walk away? What? Never. I always believe that I am the best manager in the world. Why should I have to walk out? I have been working 24 hours a day. The players have to adapt to me, to one person. I cannot be a fake Di Canio.


Let's be honest. We're not Manchester United or Arsenal, are we?


Imagine if for years your habit is to use the phone when you're having a massage on the bed, even one minute before going out to train? For 25 days I accepted this, because my first priority was to work on the field. However, I've said that from now if someone comes inside with a mobile phone, even in their bag, I'll throw it in the North Sea. They're banned.


People with ambition want Paolo Di Canio.


I am a fascist, not a racist.


About Paolo Di Canio

Quotes 16 sayings
Profession Soccer player
Birthday July 9, 1968

Only if we realise how sh*t we were at Blackburn can we improve.


David James is a cretin.


A lion can't stay in a cage. A lion has to be on the pitch.