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Trapattoni: 'In a nation that doesn’t have its own football League, I think I did a good job'

‘I got to know an exceptional country, humble and also proud,’ said the Italian.

Refelctions: Trapattoni says he got to know a humble but proud country.
Refelctions: Trapattoni says he got to know a humble but proud country.
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GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI INSISTS he performed well as Ireland boss, despite the apparent lack of a domestic league in the country.

It is not the first time the Italian has dismissed the League of Ireland.

“I left Ireland without controversy,” Trap told Tuttosport. “We had important results together and had some satisfying moments. It’s true we were unable to achieve qualification to the World Cup, but at the end of the day we said goodbye like civilised people.

“I got to know an exceptional country, humble and also proud. In a nation that doesn’t have its own football League, I think I did a good job.”

Since he parted way with the FAI Trapattoni says he’s had interest from other associations and says there is another job left in him… and turned down an approach from Galatasaray before they appointed Roberto Mancini.

“I won’t hide that I am currently in contact with some interesting people, as the football in Australia and Russia has evolved. I am intrigued by Africa, who still have tactical naiveté,” he says.

“You will see me back on the field soon. There’s always something new on the horizon.”

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