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Trap era over as credits roll on Italian job

September 11, 2013 • Soccer, Sport,

Trapattoni failed to get the performances required of Ireland to reach next year's World Cup.

Giovanni Trapattoni has parted company with the Republic of Ireland after failing to guide the nation to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

A 1-0 defeat in Austria this morning left Ireland with only a purely mathematical possibility of overhauling Sweden to snatch second place in Group C and, after meeting with the Football Association of Ireland today, Trapattoni (right) and assistant Marco Tardelli have left by mutual consent.

The 74-year-old Italian said: “I want to thank everyone in Ireland who has given us their support during our time here which has always meant a lot to us.

“We leave this country with emotion because we understand the Irish supporters who have a well-deserved international reputation and they have our utmost respect.”

 

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