Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray has enjoyed a promising start to life in the dugout at the Stadium of Light since taking over from Alex Neil at the helm.
However, the Black Cats have not always had the best of luck with managerial appointments and one who stands out, for the wrong reasons, is Paulo Di Canio.
The Italian joined the club in March 2013 and picked up eight points from seven games at the end of the 2012/13 campaign. He then failed to win any of the first five Premier League matches of the following campaign and was sacked in September 2013, six months after arriving at the Stadium of Light.
His results on the pitch left a lot to be desired and his work in the transfer market in the summer of 2013 also caused plenty of problems for the club moving forward.
One of the signings the former West Ham midfielder had a nightmare with was his compatriot Emanuele Giaccherini. Sunderland snapped him up from Juventus for a fee in the region of £6.5m, after playing for Italy at the European Championships in 2012.
Giaccherini scored four goals and assisted four in 32 Premier League matches in his first two seasons – suffering an ankle injury in his second campaign – with the Black Cats before heading out on loan to Bologna for 2015/16, where he found the back of the net seven times in 28 Serie A appearances.
This meant that the club lost out on £5.3m from the initial price they paid for him in 2013, a decrease in value of roughly 82% from £6.5m.
When you consider this and his sporadic impact on the team with a goal contribution every four league outings, Di Canio made a mistake by deciding to splash the cash on him during his only window in charge of the club.