Darron Gibson to end Irish exile after Trap exit

Darron Gibson is set to end his self-imposed Republic of Ireland exile following Giovanni Trapattoni's departure.

Asked about the timing of his decision, the Everton midfielder told the Irish Times: "Obviously because Trapattoni is gone."

I never really wanted to make a big deal of it to be honest with you. But after what happened at the Euros, I just felt I couldn't play under him anymore.

I was embarrassed when I came back from the Euros [after] not winning a game and not getting on the pitch.

I was playing every week at the time for Everton and we finished in the top six of the Premier League.

Like I said, I didn't want to make a big deal about not playing under him, so I kept myself quiet. But I am available to come back now.

– Gibson speaking to the Irish Times.