The Lazio legend seemingly has left a brutal criticism of the Portuguese, who has recently appointed as Roma manager, in a phone call with a Giallorossi supporter.
The audio file has been spread rapidly on YouTube. The former Lazio player and current Sky Sport Italia pundit can be heard saying: “You’ve got the worst of the worst.”
Jose Mourinho has been announced to the Roma fans as Fonseca’s replacement. Currently 7th in the Serie A table, Roma was crushed by Manchester United 6-2 in the first leg of their Europa League tie.
“I understand you needed a big name at this moment, but it’s like when you sign a player who is finished." Di Canio continued. "Mourinho just wanted a job with money, he’s had his third sacking in four years, kicked out from everywhere due to the incompatibility of his character and before that’s all he was good at, having character.
“Now Tottenham gave him the boot for his results and incapacity to take the team to another level after two years with all the money they spent.
“Considering the environment around Roma, he’s fine, you might be expecting who knows what, but I tell you he’s the worst of the worst. He’s finished in every conceivable way.
“He doesn’t even play football, he plays anti-football. You might enjoy yourselves in a few press conferences, because controversy makes for good theatre, but let me tell you: to reconstruct a team, he’s the worst you could possibly get.
“And I can say that because he was my favourite up until seven years ago, even more than Pep Guardiola.”