Di Canio to stay at The Valley

Striker Paolo di Canio has signed a new one-year contract with Charlton despite reported interest from the Premiership and abroad.

Striker Paolo di Canio has signed a new one-year contract with Charlton despite reported interest from the Premiership and abroad.

Di Canio – 36 next month – was an instant hit with supporters last season, during which he made 31 Premiership and two cup outings, and he was the club’s join-third top scorer with five goals.

However, his role within the team as a creator was equally important and his 12 goal assists was the second-highest figure in the Premiership.

Charlton chief executive Peter Varney told the club’s official website, www.cafc.co.uk: “There have been a lot of erroneous stories that we had released Paolo.

“On the contrary, we are delighted he has signed a new contract.

“Paolo has agreed to stay with us despite a number of lucrative other offers, both in this country and abroad.”

More in this section

Sport Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox