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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