LONDON - Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio revealed on Sunday that he offered to leave the club during the media storm over his political views that followed his appointment. Di Canio's arrival at the Stadium of Light provoked a maelstrom of controversy due to political statements he had made in the past, and forced him to release a statement in which he said he does "not support the ideology of fascism". The Italian met with Sunderland owner Ellis Short to discuss the matter and says he would have been prepared to walk away from the club. "I told him, 'Tell me what I have to do. Bye bye. No problem, because I do not want to be a problem for the club,'" Di Canio told British newspaper the Independent on Sunday. –AFP