Martin O’Neill remains the clear leader in the Irish managerial succession stakes as the field narrowed yesterday with two predicted runners and riders eliminating themselves from the race while the favourite announced that he was ready for a return to management.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2013
Having seen his side create a number of clear-cut chances against Wales only to draw a frustrating blank on Wednesday night, Giovanni Trapattoni was almost channelling Ray Parker Jr yesterday: If there’s something weird and it don’t look good, who ya gonna call? Goalbuster.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2013
Ashley Cole and the overinflated importance of the captain’s armband may have dominated Roy Hodgson’s pre-match press conference ahead of tonight’s friendly with Ireland, but the England manager did have enough time to praise his ‘outstanding’ opposite number Giovanni Trapattoni.
Wed, 29 May, 2013
With Giovanni Trapattoni having previously been warned by the FAI that he needed to put a stop to his media outbursts about Ireland players, apparent evidence of fresh tension between the association and the manager has surfaced in the wake of Stephen Kelly’s stinging response to the Italian’s claim that the player had issued a ‘play me or I go’ ultimatum.
Sat, 09 Feb, 2013