Next Game

Gibraltar v Rep Ire

Friday, 04 September 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group D

Aviva Stadium

Last Game

Rep Ire 1 - 1 Scotland

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group D

Trapattoni sacked by Republic

Giovanni Trapattoni has been sacked as Republic of Ireland manager.

Last Updated: 11/09/13 at 15:01 Post Comment

Giovanni Trapattoni: World Cup hopes effectively ended by Austria

Giovanni Trapattoni: World Cup hopes effectively ended by Austria

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 74-year-old and assistant Marco Tardelli have both departed, officially by "mutual consent", in the wake of Tuesday's defeat in Austria which left the Republic's hopes of reaching the World Cup finals hanging by a thread.

Trapattoni was appointed manager in 2008 and came close to guiding the team to the 2010 World Cup finals, losing out to France in a tense qualifying play-off.

But the Republic qualified for last year's European Championships, where they scored only one goal in defeats to Spain, Italy and Croatia.

The Italian was awarded a new two-year contract by the FAI, but the team have struggled during the World Cup qualifying campaign and the lacklustre defeat in Vienna ensured they will not feature in Brazil next year.

In an FAI statement, Trapattoni 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.

"I would like to thank John Delaney, Paddy Mc Caul, Michael Cody and the FAI Board for their support and friendship over the last five and a half years.

"I would also want to thank all FAI staff members, including the backroom team and the players who have been great to work with during the last three campaigns.

"I wish them well in the future and hope that the job we have done leaves everything in a good place for my successor to take over."

FAI chief executive John Delaney added: "We thank Giovanni Trapattoni, Marco Tardelli and Franco Rossi for the last five and a half years during which we qualified for our first major tournament in ten years and were close to qualification for 2010 World Cup in South Africa after the play-off in France.

"This particular World Cup campaign has been disappointing but Giovanni leaves us with a group of good young players which should form the basis of the squad that the new manager will use for the European Championships in France 2016 when 24 teams qualify."

The FAI will meet "in due course" to discuss candidates for the vacancy, with former Celtic, Sunderland and Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill believed to be the early favourite for the role.

Sky sources understand Trapattoni has agreed to waive a portion of any compensation he is owed by the FAI.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he name of the article is apt as all my wildest dreams will come through if it turns out to be true

parsy12
The Vote Pedro Gossip

Y

ouri Tielemans is everything Jack Wilshere wants to be!

ross1119
F365's Top Ten Breakthrough Stars Of 2015/16

S

o is Jordan Ibe overqualified for this list or what? To be honest I was expecting to see his name, I thought he'd fit in perfectly. Maybe his name is too familiar? Because otherwise this list should be made for him. You could actually just insert his name & stats into the middle paragraph about Brandt and it would describe Ibe.

redkev
F365's Top Ten Breakthrough Stars Of 2015/16

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal spending way to title contention

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger is buying his way into Premier League title contention.

Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard performed better than Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

West Brom 'agree £8m fee for Hull City's James Chester'

West Brom have agreed a fee of £8m for Hull City defender James Chester, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

Only Arsenal Fans Care About Friendlies

We are not entirely surprised after Arsenal fans leapt to the defence of friendlies. We also have mails on Louis van Gaal, Liverpool and more mundane tales...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company