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'Never say never': Trapattoni open to Serie A return -- reports
The Republic of Ireland boss, 74, says he could rekindle his love affair with Italian football.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND boss Giovanni Trapattoni says he’s open to the idea of managing in Serie A again, according to reports.

Trapattoni, who spent more than 20 seasons as a club coach in Italy, was asked about the possibility of a return some day and said —  ”Never say never.”

“I always want to win,” Italian media reports Trap, 74, as saying. “Even returning to a Serie A side like Napoli – why not?

Am I putting myself forward for the job? Everyone knows my motto: never say never in football.

I also tell club Presidents: don’t look at my birth certificate, because that doesn’t reflect my real age.

Trapattoni and assistant Marco Tardelli have been under increased pressure since Ireland’s calamitous 6-1 defeat against Germany last year and face an uphill battle to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Trap heads to Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday where he will announce his squad for the upcoming friendlies against England, Georgia and Spain as well as next month’s qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

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