Heading for the Trap door

Giovanni Trapattoni has accepted his reign as Republic of Ireland boss will end after the current World Cup campaign - regardless of whether they qualify or not.

I don't expect, after this campaign, to go again [with Ireland] in the future.

Over five years, I think we have achieved a good result. We have changed the team, we have improved the ranking, we have moved on players and discovered many others.

In France, the first time [in the World Cup play-off], you know we deserved to go through; then we achieved qualification [for Euro 2012]; now maybe the third position could be also a good result for us.

Obviously, I thought until Saturday we could qualify and if we did achieve that result, then after Brazil, sure, I don't think about continuing.

– Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni

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