# Giovanni Trapattoni

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
‘I got my last pair of gloves, my last pair of boots… And I set them alight’
Ex-Ireland international David Forde reflects on how he found inner peace after many years of suffering.
Last month
November 2023
The results were not good enough, but history will be kind to Stephen Kenny's Ireland
The manager oversaw a 1-1 draw with New Zealand last night in what is widely expected to be his final game in charge.
This year
Eddie Nolan, capped three times by Trapattoni in 2009, retires from football
Nolan, 35, finished out the final seasons of his career with his native Waterford FC in the League of Ireland.
All time
The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland
Manuela Spinelli on her abiding memories of working with Giovanni Trapattoni.
What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?
Ex-Ireland international Sean St Ledger on his past and future in football.
20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both'
We open the dressing room door to find out exactly what life was like for Ireland’s players under Giovanni Trapattoni.
'The best players in the world get criticised, and if you took it to heart you wouldn’t be in this game'
Former Irish international Paul Green speaks to The42 about dealing with criticism, Euro 2012 and his ongoing club career.
'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes'
Andy Keogh has been a consistent goalscorer in Australia for the last four years but isn’t expecting a call anytime soon from the Republic of Ireland.
A brief history of Irish players falling out with the national team's management
Harry Arter is not the first Ireland player to step away from international football.
Irish football loved and shunned Wes Hoolahan for what he represented
The Norwich star announced his international retirement at the age of 35 during the week.
"People say: 'Bloody hell, what happened you after that? It ruined you'"
Ex-Ireland international and current Billericay Town star Kevin Foley on Euro 2012 heartache and a career full of highs and lows.
Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been overlooked for the South Africa job
Roberto Mancini and Lothar Matthaus were also said to have applied for the role, but all have been snubbed.
Ex-Ireland boss Trapattoni aiming to make international football return
The South African Football Association say the veteran Italian manager is among the applicants for the vacant national team post.
James McClean: I felt a bit insulted by Trapattoni
The Boys in Green winger contrasted his relationship with the Italian coach to the more positive one enjoyed with Martin O’Neill.
Trap favourite Andy Keogh nets hat-trick for Perth Glory in the A-League
It was the Dubliner’s second treble down under.
Happy Richard Dunne Day! It's 5 years since one of Irish football's greatest performances
Never forget.
It's been a long time since Ireland bounced back from competitive defeat with a victory
History is against us as we face into a must-win Euro 2016 clash with Italy.
5 things we can learn from Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign
Ireland scored just one goal and lost all three games in Poland.
Trap criticises Pep's approach: 'Tick, tack, tick, tack... tuck, tuck, tuck... Too little revenue'
The ex-Ireland boss favours a more direct style of play.
Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland
The former Boys in Green boss says that Martin O’Neill’s team can do well at Euro 2016 if they “fight a lot” against technically superior opposition.
Perennially underappreciated, Trapattoni made Ireland a competitive force again
It’s eight years today since the Italian coach was confirmed as the new Irish manager.
Ireland's recent play-off history not great but there are still reasons to be hopeful
Over the last two decades, we’ve faced into this situation six times.
Which Irish international football manager are you?
Are you more of a Jack Charlton or a Martin O’Neill?
Here are 6 other times when Ireland met Georgia
The Boys in Green’s opponents tonight are familiar foes.
'Not every donut will have a hole': Trap was co-commentator on Italian TV & everyone loved it
The former Republic of Ireland boss was a breath of fresh air.
A former Ireland manager is among 59 applicants for the Ivory Coast job
Ex-France coach Raymond Domenech is also in the running for the coveted position.
'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni
The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.
9 other infamous football manager interviews
Following Nigel Pearson’s bizarre rant, we recall more notorious managerial moments.
Familiarity with Trap methods bred, if not contempt, maybe boredom -- Stephen Hunt
The international winger also gave an entertaining insight into his rivalry with James McClean (and Bobby Convey).
Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni claims Mario Balotelli will have career regrets
Some straight talking from the 75-year-old.
Opinion: Trapattoni's legacy and the trauma of Cyprus still hampering the Irish team
Martin O’Neill’s side suffered a setback last night following an uninspired display.
‘By and large, the Irish played the way we expected them to’
A little less than two weeks on from Ireland’s shock Euro 2016 result, journalist Uli Hesse tells us why German football has gone backwards of late.
Dunphy 'baffled' by O'Neill's Ireland team
The controversial pundit has suggested last night’s Oman friendly was a “completely meaningless exercise”.
Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager
The former Ireland boss claims he could also have taken the Morocco job.
Trapattoni claims Irish people more passionate about rugby than soccer
The former Ireland manager expressed his views in a column for Gazzetto dello Sport.
Clockwork Orange: Barry Maguire still hopeful of representing Ireland
After seven years of tentative flirting by the FAI, it was actually Giovanni Trapattoni who arranged the first formal meeting with the then Utrecht midfielder in 2011.
Analysis: Why are Ireland so prone to fading out of games?
Martin O’Neill’s side produced an uneven display against a superior Serbian side last night.
Flashback: Kennedy stunner earns Ireland vital World Cup qualifying victory over Yugoslavia
Ireland have met Yugoslavia/Serbia six times over the course of their history.
5 talking points ahead of Ireland v Serbia
What formation will the team play? Is Darren Randoph going to be given a chance?
Trapattoni in talks to take over as Ivory Coast manager after World Cup - reports
The Italian isn’t ready to retire just yet.