Former Celtic chief executive Fergus McCann and Paolo di Canio have settled a legal dispute over comments made in the player’s book, it emerged today.
McCann launched an action in 2000 against the ex-Celtic striker over the Italian’s allegations that he had broken his word.
He said at the time he was suing the controversial player, who now plays for Charlton, in a bid “to teach him a lesson”.
The case against the player and his publisher HarperCollins was due to go to the Court of Session in Edinburgh next Tuesday.
But a joint statement issued today by the three parties involved said: “Mr McCann, HarperCollins and Mr di Canio can confirm that the dispute between them has been settled to the mutual satisfaction of all involved.”