# Marco Tardelli

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# Looking Back
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.
# Reaction
Seamus Coleman 'not bothered' by controversial Marco Tardelli comments
The Irish team are preparing for a win-or-bust Euro 2016 Group E clash with Italy tomorrow.
# Criticism
Italian legend Marco Tardelli says Ireland lack football intellect
The former assistant boss of the Boys in Green claim the team struggles to manage games.
# Claim
'The English don’t want to understand tactics,' says former Ireland assistant boss Tardelli
The 61-year-old also gave his thoughts on Ireland’s qualification for Euro 2016.
# Manuela
Mille grazie, Manuela: in appreciation of Ireland's favourite interpreter
Manuela Spinelli says it was “an incredible honour” to work with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland.
# Fighting Talk
Marco Tardelli: The Irish fans must be very proud of this team
Giovanni Trapattoni’s assistant coach has ruled out moving Marc Wilson to centre midfield for the Austria game.
# Road to Brazil
Walters ready to be Trap's wingman again
Swedish win would be a “nice scalp” as Ireland try to stay in the hunt for World Cup qualification.
# Team Talk
4-4-2 Ireland's best bet against Sweden -- Tardelli
Ireland assistant Marco Tardelli said James McCarthy faces “an important year” after sealing a deadline-day move to Everton.
# Road to Brazil
Tardelli points to central role for Hoolahan
Richard Dunne sat out this morning’s session in Malahide but Marco Tardelli is pleased with the defender’s recovery since returning to action on Sunday.
Robbie Brady out of Ireland squad due to injury
The Hull City winger is suffering from a groin issue, according to Marco Tardelli.
# Sweden v Ireland
Transcript: Marco Tardelli defends decision to drop Kevin Doyle by text
“I think Kevin Doyle knows that the boss loves him,” Tardelli said as he fielded questions about the striker’s absence from the Ireland squad.
# Sweden v Ireland
Paul Green was wearing a bib again at training -- and you know what that (probably) means
Ireland fly out for Sweden this afternoon as manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans begin to take shape.
# Boys in Green
Brady: I've no interest in becoming Ireland manager
Liam Brady is set to leave his Arsenal post next summer but he insists that a return to senior management is his plans for the future.
# He's a keeper
Ireland v Poland: David Forde set for number 1 shot
Millwall goalkeeper David Forde is set to start Ireland’s friendly against Poland on Wednesday night.
Darkest before the dawn as Trapattoni looks forward to new era
Giovanni Trapattoni hopes that Ireland’s luck will change as they draw a line under a year of mixed emotions in 2012.
Injury update: Jon Walters ruled out of Greece game
The Stoke striker will return to his club this evening because of a knee injury, the FAI say.
Ireland v Greece: Tardelli mindful of Samaras threat
One of Celtic’s European heroes is expected to lead the Greek attack in Dublin on Wednesday.
Walters and McShane doubts for Greece friendly
The pair sat out training today ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Greece on Wednesday.
Scouting mission: 5 grounds Trap should visit this weekend
The Italian and his assistant are believed to be attending top flight games in England.
# IreGer
Middle management: Irish eyeing midfield change to deal with Özil threat
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni may tinker with his trusted 4-4-2 formation for the Germany clash on Friday night.
# IreGer
Injury update: Robbie Keane will be fighting fit to face Germans, says Marco Tardelli
The Irish skipper sat out training today.
# Stepping Aside
Wave goodbye: Shay Given announces retirement from international football
The FAI confirmed the goalkeeper’s decision in a statement earlier this evening.
# Euro 2012
Tardelli upbeat as Ireland's 'Cinderella' story continues
“The players want to do something very important for the country. We believe. We will go out on to the pitch to win the match.”
# go east
Murph's sideline cut: home thoughts from abroad as Galway result filters through
Ciarán Murphy sends this piece from his flat in Poland on a tear-drenched laptop computer.
# reactions
Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.
“We wanted to get on a bit of a role before we go to Poznan,” added Irish matchwinner Shane Long.
# Satisfaction
Report: McGeady provides the spark as Ireland ensure fond farewell before Euro 2012
The winger made a huge impact on the friendly encounter and Richard Dunne was once again immense at the back.
# pic of the day
Mount Enda Pic of the Day
The Taoiseach who went up a hill and came down a mountain…
# Happy Monday
Dunne back in training with Aston Villa
Alex McLeish is confident that the Republic of Ireland centre-half will be fit in time for Villa’s final two Premier League games.
# Euro 2012
Ireland's injury list giving Tardelli Euro headache
Ireland’s assistant manager has been impressed by James McCarthy as decision day for the Euro 2012 squad draws close.
# Euro 2012
Cox grateful for Trapattoni trust
“I have to thank Giovanni because every time he has picked me in the squad, I have not been playing at Albion.”
# no reservations
It's Gdynia or bust as Ireland confirm Euro 2012 base
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni and asistant Marco Tardelli were in Poland this week to look at prospective locations.
# New Contract
Ecstatic Trap speaks out on his Irish love affair
The Republic of Ireland boss has given his thoughts on the team’s future after penning a two-year contract extension this morning.
# decisions decisions
'Norwich trio to be considered for Euro 2012’ - Tardelli
The Ireland assistant boss says he is well-aware of the progress made this year by Wes Hoolahan, Anthony Pilkington and Marc Tierney.
# Claim
New contract 'a formality' - Trap
The manager also said he hopes Marco Tardelli will replace him as manager of the Ireland team one day.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Here’s everything you need to know to get ahead of the game at the start of another week.
# Injury KO
Kelly ruled out but Duff should be fit
Stephen Kelly is the latest player to be ruled out of Ireland’s play-off squad. The good news is that Damien Duff is recovering…
# Fighting Fit
We're good to go, says Tardelli ahead of Estonian departure
Ireland’s assistant manager gave the squad a clean bill of health at Gannon Park this morning.
# Deal or no deal?
'We don't want to force the situation': Trap plays down contract rift
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says that there’s “no pressure” on the FAI to offer him a contract extension in a hurry.
# Edge of glory
Caption comp: Trap and Tardelli visit the Cliffs of Moher... and meet a giant puffin
What happened when Paudie met Trap? Let’s have your suggestions.