NEWS PIECE, The end is near for Trapattoni

By Frankie Lally

Giovanni Trapattoni’s time in charge of Ireland could be at an end – even with a win over the Faroe Islands in Torshavn tomorrow.

The Italian arrived in the Faroes for Ireland’s vital World Cup qualifier insisting he still had the full support of his players, but even that may not be enough to save his job.

Friday’s 6-1 defeat to Germany has resulted in even more pressure on the 73-year-old after a humiliating Euro 2012 campaign in which Ireland failed to register a single point.

The news that Trapattoni could be on the way out is sure to alert plenty of managers who see themselves as possible candidates for the job.

Some of the names include former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, ex-Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane, who is cuurently out of work after turning down Turkish side Kasimpasa last month.

It is believed the cost of getting rid of Trapattoni, assistant Marco Tardelli and fitness coach Fausto Rossi could cost the FAI around €1.7 million.

Source: The Irish Independent

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