Giovanni Trapattoni factfile
1939: Born, March 17 in Cusano Milanino.
1959: Signed as a defender by AC Milan.
1962: Wins first Scudetto as a player with AC Milan.
1963: Part of the AC Milan side which wins the European Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win over Benfica.
1960: Represents the Italian football team at the Olympics in Rome.
1962: Plays for Italy at the World Cup in Chile.
1967: Wins Serie A and Coppa Italia double with AC Milan.
1968: Lifts European Cup Winners' Cup with AC Milan.
1969: Collects second European Cup winners' medal with AC Milan.
1971: Makes last of 387 professional appearances for AC Milan before he signed for lower league side AS Varese.
1972: Retires from playing.
1974: Appointed youth team coach at AC Milan.
1975: Made AC Milan first-team coach and his team finish as runners-up in the Coppa Italia.
1976: Appointed Juventus coach.
1977: Steers Juventus to a Serie A and UEFA Cup double.
1978: Claims consecutive Serie A title with Juventus.
1979: Juventus win Coppa Italia.
1981: Wins third league title with Juventus.
1982: Delivers fourth Serie A title as Juventus boss.
1983: Wins second Coppa Italia for Juventus.
1984: Takes fifth Serie A title to Turin and wins the European Cup Winners Cup with a 2-1 win over FC Porto in Basel.
1985: Manages Juventus to a 1-0 European Cup victory over Liverpool but the match is overshadowed by disaster off the pitch at the Heysel Stadium.
1986: Wins sixth Serie A title with Juventus before he returning to Milan to manage Inter Milan.
1989: Inter win Serie A title under Trapattoni.
1991: Guides Inter to a 2-1 aggregate UEFA Cup final victory over Roma before he returns for a second spell at Juventus.
1994: Finishes twice as Serie A runners-up with Juventus before leaving to join Bayern Munich.
1995: Returns to Serie A for a brief period in charge of Cagliari.
1996: Second spell with Bayern Munich.
1997: Leads Bayern to Bundesliga title.
1998: Bayern finish runners-up in the Bundesliga but win the domestic cup.
June: Returns to Serie A to manage Fiorentina.
2000: Replaces Dino Zoff as Italy manager.
2002: Leads Italy to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Italy suffer a surprise second-round exit at the hands of South Korea. Trapattoni is blamed for an overly-defensive brand of football and not taking Roberto Baggio.
July: Contract with Italian FA not renewed and Trapattoni is named coach of Benfica.
2005: Ends Benfica's 11-year wait for the Portuguese league title but resigns at the end of the season to take the coach's position at Stuttgart.
2006: February: Sacked by Stuttgart after 20 games in charge.
2008: February 11 - Agrees in principle to take over as Ireland manager.
May 28 - First game in charge is a 1-1 draw with Serbia.
2009: September: Signs a new contract through to 2012.
2012: Given a new two-year contract.
October - Ireland lose a World Cup qualifier 6-1 to Germany.
2013: September 11 - After back-to-back defeats against Sweden and Austria leave Ireland out of contention to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, Trapattoni leaves his post as Ireland manager. His departure is by "mutual consent", the Football Association of Ireland announce.