11 September, 2013 - 13:19

Giovanni Trapattoni resigns from the Republic of Ireland team

Giovanni Trapattoni resigns from the Republic of Ireland team

Giovanni Trapattoni quit his managerial job at the Ireland national football team after a second straight defeat in 5 days.

The Italian specialist had been at the helm of the Irish team since 2008 and won 26 of 64 matches during the spell. Trapattoni made it to the play-offs to the World Cup 2010 but conceded to France due to a scandalous Gallas’ goal in Paris. Three years later Ireland participated in the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine but faced an early exit after defeats from Croatia, Spain and Italy.

In the current campaign the Republic of Ireland lie fourth in the group and have not won against the top three teams.

Giovanni Trapattoni is well-known for his work with Milan, Juventus, Internazionale, Bayern Munich, the Italy national team.

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Author: Leon Smolski

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17 September 2013, 09:35

Why on earth did he resign two matches to the end of the campaign? Ireland are not going to qualify anyway, so why not just finish your job?

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