Trapattoni refuses to walk away from Ireland job

Giovanni Trapattoni insists he's not about to quit the Republic of Ireland job. Former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is being linked with the post.

Giovanni Trapattoni insists he's not about to quit the Republic of Ireland job.

Former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is being linked with the post.

But Trapattoni insists: "Absolutely not. I continue my job.

"After this, if I was [Football Association of Ireland chief executive] John Delaney, I would say, 'Giovanni, continue because Giovanni has done a great job in these five years'.

"First was [the World Cup play-off in] France - and you know what happened. We changed again and we achieved [qualification for] the Euros, and we changed again.

"In the Euros, we played against Spain and Italy, who finished first and second.

"When I assess what we have done until now, we have to continue to do it. I promised change and promised to discover new players, young players, and the players have changed.

"I would like to have this new team at a club because I would have the possibility to work every day, every week with this team.

"I am sure I could develop this team, their quality and their experience very much."

 
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