Last Updated: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:30
Paolo Di Canio says his appearance at the Madejski Stadium was a 'coincidence' and has played down reports linking him with Reading.
The Italian was spotted in the stands last Saturday as Reading slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to Aston Villa in what turned out to be Brian McDermott's last game in charge as he was sacked on the Monday.
The rumour mill then went into overdrive with claims that Di Canio was being lined up to take charge. Since then reports have claimed he is not on Anton Zingerevich's wanted list and now the man himself has poured cold water on the rumours.
"It was just a coincidence. I was there only to watch the game," Di Canio admitted. "I was sat with Stuart Pearce at Reading and we had some discussions about the game.
"I want to watch games at the top level and [the Madejski Stadium] was full of passion, so it was good to go there.
"Next time it could be Swansea or Southampton or Tottenham, I don't know, but this is what I am going to do for the next few weeks."
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