Date: 6th June 2013 at 9:28am
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When a player is informed that they don’t have a future at a club, and will be released, they’re bound to be unhappy. Having gone through this with Sunderland Titus Bramble has hit out at Paolo Di Canio.

Bramble, as he told The Telegraph, feels that Di Canio is making “big mistakes” and doesn’t know half as much as he might think he does, he said: ‘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.’

Coaching wise, on the training pitch, Di Canio has been credited by Bramble.

However, he feels that “easy targets” were singled out by the Italian, who dished out fines all too easily and for unnecessary things at times, adding: ‘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 a good coach on the training pitch.’

Bramble, who has never really lived up to the expectancy his early career form suggested he would, went on to question Di Canio’s “man-management” and feels he needs to get this sorted out but as much as he might have been too meticulous in his details praised him as “one of the best” for that detailed approach.

Oh, and there was no hint of Bramble suggesting any of this was racially motivated as he felt nothing was ever based on a “player’s colour or creed”, Di Canio didn’t care about that.

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