Soccer-Sunderland name Italian De Fanti as director of football (Reuters)

June 10 (Reuters) – Sunderland have appointed Italian Roberto De Fanti to a new director of football role in a restructuring of their player recruitment operation, the Premier League club said on Monday. The changes under manager Paolo Di Canio, who joined the struggling north-east team at the end of March and steered them to top-flight safety, include another fellow Italian, Valentino Angeloni, joining from Inter Milan as chief scout. De Fanti, an agent who helped with Di Canio’s appointment, worked with Angeloni to recruit players at Udinese and Inter. …

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