Giovanni Trapattoni

Association footballer and manager Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni, sometimes known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football manager and former footballer, considered the most successful club coach in the history of Serie A. As a player he was part of Italy's squad at the 1962 FIFA World Cup. Trapattoni is currently the manager of the Republic of Ireland national team.
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Soccer-O'Neill named Ireland manager, Keane assistant
Yahoo News - over 4 years
* Former Northern Ireland player O'Neill takes Ireland job * Chooses fiery former Ireland captain Keane as number two * Pair aiming to secure qualification for Euro 2016 in France (Adds confirmation of appointments) By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Martin O'Neill was named Ireland manager on Tuesday, with Roy Keane as his assistant more than a decade after the former captain walked out on the team at the 2002 World Cup. "Roy's coming with me," O'Neill told ITV television. "Personally speaking I think he will be great for me but more importantly it will be great for Ireland." Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney announced that the appointment was imminent earlier on Tuesday before confirming, after O'Neill and Keane had appeared together as TV pundits, that the former Aston Villa and Celtic boss had taken over from Italian Giovanni Trapattoni.
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Ireland set to appoint O'Neill, Keane - media
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(Reuters) - The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is set to announce Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane as their new management team following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni, local media reported. The Irish Times newspaper said the appointment was approved at an informal board meeting that was held after the FAI cup final in Dublin on Sunday. It comes following an unsuccessful World Cup qualifying campaign that saw Italian Trapattoni depart as his side finished in fourth place in Group C behind Germany, Sweden and Austria. After a dismal performance at the Euro 2012 finals in Poland when they lost all three group games, Trapattoni was widely criticized for his negative tactics and his communications skills with players and the media were often questioned during his five-year tenure.
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Ireland name King as caretaker manager
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(Reuters) - Ireland have named Under-21 coach Noel King as caretaker manager of the senior national team following the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni, the Football Association of Ireland said on Monday. Italian Trapattoni left the job two weeks ago after World Cup qualifying defeats by Sweden and Austria effectively ended the team's chances of reaching next year's tournament in Brazil. Trapattoni, 74, took charge of Ireland in 2008 after successful spells as manager of clubs including Juventus, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich and the Italian national team. ...
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Leeds United: I would love to boss Ireland, but not yet - Mac
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Brian McDermott has international ambitions with Eire but for now his focus is solely on managing United. Phil Hay reports. Behind the buzz of Brian McDermott’s press conference yesterday was the noise of Celtic blood flowing. He sounds like an Englishman but talks like the Irish, deeply emotional about the privilege of managing the Republic of Ireland’s national team. That particular job has McDermott on a hook but it is not for him. Not at the moment. Leeds United are fortunate that five months in their company has given him something else to treasure. He will coach the Republic one day if circumstances permit but for the time being all bets on him are off. McDermott sat in his flat in Harrogate on Wednesday and watched the odds on him succeeding Giovanni Trapattoni bob and weave. “Martin O’Neill was top and I was second,” he said. “If you consider that I’ve been a manager at this level for what, four years, that gives me nothing but immense pride.” Earlier that day he spoke to ...
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Ireland Coach Fired After Defeat
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Coach Giovanni Trapattoni was fired by Ireland after a five-year run. A 1-0 defeat at Austria on Tuesday, which left Ireland all but eliminated from the World Cup, sealed his fate.
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Ireland boss Trapattoni quits 'by mutual consent'
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Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left his post by mutual consent, the Football Association of Ireland confirmed Wednesday.
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Ireland ends contract with coach Giovanni Trapattoni after disappointing World Cup campaign
Fox News - over 4 years
The Football Association of Ireland has terminated coach Giovanni Trapattoni's contract after the Italian veteran struggled to keep the team in contention for next year's World Cup.
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Soccer-Injured Irish trio out of World Cup qualifiers
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Aug 30 (Reuters) - Ireland's Aiden McGeady, Sean St Ledger and Joey O'Brien have withdrawn from the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers because of knee injuries, the country's football association (FAI) said on Friday. Giovanni Trapattoni's side host Sweden on Sept. 6 before travelling to Vienna to take on Austria four days later in Group C. Ireland are fourth in the group but level on 11 points with third-placed Sweden and second-placed Austria. Germany top the standings with 16 points from six matches. ...
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Soccer is Alive in the Bronx!
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Spain Beats Ireland, at Yankee Stadium By Howard Goldin BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 12- Soccer fans at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night had the rare opportunity to see the world’s #1 ranked national team, Spain, on the pitch of the iconic sports venue in the Bronx. “La Roja” faced off against the Republic of Ireland. Spain has dominated its opponents on the soccer pitch in recent years. It has been undefeated in its last 21 matches. Spain has also shown its superiority in the most important tournaments in the recent past. It was the World Cup winner in 2010 and it was also victorious in the two most recent European championships, in 2008 and 2012. Although the match on Tuesday was friendly and the teams were widely separated in reputation and talent, those factors did not mean that the play would not be spirited and the result unimportant to those on the pitch. Neither side scored in the first 68 minutes, but Spain had control of the ball throughout most of that time...
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Giovanni Trapattoni insists he is going nowhere
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is preparing to dig his heels in to stay on as Irish boss, despite moves within the FAI to end his contract.
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Soccer-Ireland refreshes midfield for World Cup opener
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DUBLIN, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni
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Trap slams Long over injury claims - over 5 years
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has branded Shane Long as idiotic after reacting furiously to the striker's claim that he was fit to play in last night's friendly against Serbia.
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  • 2014
    Age 74
    Early in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, Ireland suffered a 6–1 defeat to Germany at home with a severely depleted team available.
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  • 2012
    Age 72
    Later that year he managed the Irish national team to UEFA Euro 2012 qualification, following a 5–1 aggregate play-off win against Estonia.
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    He led them to their first European Championships in 24 years, enjoying a successful UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
  • 2011
    Age 71
    In May 2011, he managed Ireland as they won the Nations Cup, after a 1–0 win against Scotland.
  • 2010
    Age 70
    This followed narrowly missing out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after his team were controversially knocked out by France.
  • 2009
    Age 69
    In the first leg of the World Cup playoff in Croke Park on 14 November 2009, France won 1–0 with a goal by Nicolas Anelka.
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    In September 2009, he signed a new contract with Ireland that would have seen him continue as manager until UEFA Euro 2012.
  • 2006
    Age 66
    He also managed to claim a 1–1 away draw against 2006 FIFA World Cup champions Italy, that he had managed himself from 2000 to 2004, thanks to a late equaliser from Robbie Keane.
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    In May 2006, Red Bull Salzburg announced it had signed Trapattoni as its new manager and director of football, along with one of his former players, Lothar Matthäus, who was to serve initially as Trapattoni's co-manager.
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    With the atmosphere in the team worsening, he was sacked after just seven months, on 9 February 2006, reportedly for "not fulfilling the ambitions of the club".
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  • 2004
    Age 64
    Trapattoni resigned after the end of the 2004–05 season, saying he wanted to be closer to his family (in the north of Italy).
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    He led them to the 2004–05 Portuguese league title, which was the club's first in 11 years.
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  • 2002
    Age 62
    He led the team to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, qualifying undefeated to that tournament.
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  • 2000
    Age 60
    In July 2000, Trapattoni took charge of the Italy national team after the resignation of Dino Zoff.
  • 1997
    Age 57
    He left Bayern at the end of the 1997–98 season and was replaced by Ottmar Hitzfeld.
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  • 1996
    Age 56
    As Bayern manager Trapattoni won the German Bundesliga in 1996–97, the German Cup (DFB-Pokal) in 1997–98 and the German League Cup (DFB-Ligapokal) in 1997.
  • 1995
    Age 55
    His first match was a 1–0 loss to Udinese on 26 August 1995.
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  • 1994
    Age 54
    However, he left at the end of the 1994–95 season.
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    Trapattoni became coach of Bayern Munich in the summer of 1994, after the end of his second spell with Juventus.
  • 1991
    Age 51
    He then managed Juventus for a second time between 1991 and 1994, winning the UEFA Cup in 1992–93.
  • 1988
    Age 48
    While in charge of the nerazzurri, he won the Serie A in 1988–89, the Supercoppa Italiana in 1989 and the UEFA Cup in 1990–91.
  • 1984
    Age 44
    Apart from winning the European Cup in 1984–85, Trapattoni came close to conquering the trophy on another occasion, in 1982–83, but Juventus suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Hamburg in the Athens final, finishing as runners-up.
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    He won the Serie A league title six times (1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86), the Coppa Italia twice (1978–79 and 1982–83), the European Cup in 1984–85 (in a final against then-reigning champions Liverpool marked by the Heysel disaster), the Intercontinental Cup in 1985, the Cup Winners' Cup in 1983–84, the European Super Cup in 1984, and the UEFA Cup in 1976–77.
  • 1975
    Age 35
    Milan finished seventh in Serie A. He was appointed first team coach in 1975.
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  • 1962
    Age 22
    Most notably, he played at the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile.
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    Internationally, he played for Italy, earning 17 caps and participating in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile.
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    A former defensive midfielder, as a player he spent almost his entire club career with A.C. Milan, where he won two Serie A league titles (1961–62 and 1967–68), and two European Cups, in 1962–63 and 1968–69.
  • 1939
    Born on March 17, 1939.
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