Fabio Capello did clash with Paolo Di Canio back when the
former West Ham striker was on the books at AC Milan.
Capello, the manager of the Rossoneri at the time, fell out
with Di Canio during a pre-season tour to China in 1996.
Things came to a head when Capello opted to substitute the
striker, with Milan leading 1-0 against Beijing in a friendly
Di Canio took offence to the decision and, according to his
autobiography, the following exchange took place:
Di Canio: "Why are you so obsessed with the result of a
"You are an
ugly c*** and your face looks like a p***s."
Di Canio: "F***
yourself. Who are you to talk to me like this."
Canio never played for Capello again and was soon transferred to Celtic in the