So it's official the FAI have confirmed the departure of Giovanni Trapattoni from the Republic of Ireland job.
But that's neither here nor there… WHAT ABOUT MANUELA?
There has been a public outcry for the adored translator with #SaveManuela all over the twitter machine.
People are desperately wracking their brains trying to think of a job title to give Manuela so she can stay.
Some think she should be awarded some senior position in the FAI, other suggestions were not so useful.
Someone actually contacted us here in BreakingNews to suggest that she be kept on to explain the offside rule to the women of Ireland - Needless to say we were as unimpressed as Manuela would be.
Here were some more reactions and suggestions on the #SaveManuela viral campaign:
I hope the next manager is an Italian who can't speak English. #savemanuela— Kieran Mc (@lovesmelife) September 11, 2013
It wasn't just translations we loved her for though. She always got stuck into the #COYBIG atmosphere.
The Italian language expert was always up for a laugh and although being Trapattoni's right-hand woman she made time for other ventures too.
In 2012 she replaced comedian Maeve Higgins to learn an instrument on RTÉ’s Instrumental programme.
Indeed she mastered the cello and impressed everyone when she played with Brent Pope and John Murray at a wedding.
One thing is for sure with Trap out of the picture Manuela is sure to get a lot more of questions like this:
Now that Trapper Tony is gone, I wonder could it finally happen between me and Manuela.— Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (@RossOCK) September 11, 2013
There has been mixed reactions about Mr Trapattoni himself (I suppose we should give him a mention)
I'm going to do the Irish thing of calling on someone to go but then saying how much I miss them when they do #TrapOut— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) September 11, 2013
It's a Rat Trap! And you've been caught!(Trap's head photoshopped onto Bob Geldof) #trapheadlines— Martyn Rosney (@rosney) September 11, 2013
the FAI sack trap with five minutes remaining on his contract. that showed him who's boss didn't it?— Ken Early (@kenearlys) September 11, 2013
Here are some reminders of him anyway (If you want to save time Manuela is in the third video)