No part of Paolo Di Canio's all too brief reign at Swindon Town was quiet and conventional, so it should come as no surprise that his departure wasn't either. He won the League Two title and League Two Manager of the Year in his first year with the club last season and has the club atop League One so far this season. But Di Canio quit on Monday, citing "a number of broken promises" in the midst of a takeover of the club that he supported.
Since this is Paolo Di Canio we're talking about -- a man who said "I do what I want!" after getting sent off and just last month wanted to use his own money to keep several players on loan -- that would've been far too understated. So, according to the Swindon Advertiser, Di Canio snuck in to his old office two nights later to swipe some pictures that belonged to the club.
The Italian, who left the club on Monday, still had a set of keys to get into the stadium and is believed to have been caught on CCTV returning to his office at around 1am on Thursday.
The Adver has learnt that Di Canio removed pictures from the walls of his office which documented his success at the club.
The Daily Mail adds that Swindon caught on to Di Canio's picture heist when they viewed the CCTV footage on Thursday and subsequently changed the security codes at the County Ground and replaced the door locks at their offices. Di Canio says the club has yet to accept his resignation, but this might've helped push them towards doing so.
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