Sunderland defender issues parting shot at Paolo Di Canio
Titus Bramble is leaving Sunderland this summer and is clearly unimpressed by the coaching methods of Paolo Di Canio despite the Italian keeping the Black Cats in the top flight last season.
June 5th, 2013
Bramble is one of several players departing the Stadium of Light and the central defender has described Di Canio as a “strange person” who has a great deal to learn when it comes to dealing with players.
With Connor Wickham also being described as a “playboy model”, Bramble has spoken out about his former manager and claims the Sunderland boss has picked out some easy targets.
He told the Daily Telegraph: “I’ve never played under anyone like him and I’ve played for some of the best managers around. Steve Bruce, Roberto Martinez and Sir Bobby Robson. He thinks he knows everything, but he has got a lot to learn.
“He’s got a long, long way to go before he gets anywhere near as good as Sir Bobby Robson. He’s a young manager trying to stamp his mark on things, but he’s making some big mistakes.
“He’s targeted the easy players, the ones who are leaving anyway, trying to show he’s the boss. I was fined for not going to a weights session. Everyone else at the club thought it was ridiculous, but he’s trying to be tough.
“He comes out in the media and hammers players and he hasn’t said a word to them. He’s never said anything like that to [Wickham’s] face. He’s 19 and the manager is battering him in the media.”