WE'VE had Michael Carrick, Mark Noble, Ryan Mason, Andrew Crofts, Mark Delaney, and Paul Harsley (among others), but now there is a new name at the top of the bookies' list for the next Swindon Town manager - Fabrizio Piccareta.

Paolo Di Canio's former assistant for almost two years between 2011 and 2013, Piccareta has long held Town close to his heart and is thought to have applied for the manager position a number of times before the latest opportunity, therefore it would be unsurprising to learn he was genuinely in the frame this time.

The 56-year-old won his only match in charge of Swindon - a 3-1 success away at Tranmere Rovers - following Di Canio's infamous exit before following the charismatic ex-forward to Sunderland for a tumultuous few months on Wearside.

Piccareta spent 20 games as Cristiano Bacci's assistant at SC Olhanense in Portgual's third division before enjoying an 18-month break from coaching.

He later returned to Finland where he took the number two position at Shefki Kuqi's Inter Turku in the Finnish top flight - Veikkausliiga.

Following Kuqi's exit, Piccareta took the reins himself and led the west-coast side to victory in the Finnish Cup courtesy of a 1-0 win over HJK Helsinki in the final.

However, a poor sequence of results close to the end of the league season ultimately saw the Gerona-born man and his Finnish club part ways.

A month later, in July 2018, and the 56-year-old was appointed AS Roma Under-17s manager where he stayed for three years while averaging 2.47 points a game over that time.

Piccareta's most recent job came as Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor (SPAL) U19s boss. He lasted just 16 games before departing the Serie B club based in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna.

Swindon are looking for Ben Garner's replacement after Charlton Atheltic confirmed his switch to the valley last Wednesday.