Mr Dunphy told the Irish Indpendent that he is no longer convinced of the 72-year-old Italian's abilities. "I've gone from a believer to a sceptic. A lot depends on our performance in the World Cup qualifier against Germany. Injuries are a real problem. The team is not in good shape. It's going to be a tough week," he added.
Speaking in Dublin at the launch of a book on the history of Independent Newspapers, Mr Dunphy said some of the best players were not getting an opportunity. "Morale is low. Trapattoni is running out of time."