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Andrews: 'FAI would be mad not to keep Trap'

KEITH Andrews has called on the FAI to waste no time in agreeing a new deal with Giovanni Trapattoni claiming that the decision they have to make is a no-brainer.

Trapattoni now believes there is clarity between the two parties and no rush for talks to happen but Andrews is anxious that the issue is put to bed quickly.

"It would be ludicrous if they didn't try to build on this. Good things don't happen overnight," said Andrews.

"He has come in and he has built a system and a squad, a team with real togetherness and a formula that has become very successful. They would be mad not to try to keep him."

Trap, however, is happy with his circumstances and will wait for the FAI to move; "It's a formality. It's not about money, unless they change the situation completely.

"We wanted to know whether they wanted to continue and once that is confirmed there is no need for a timeframe," he said. "We are all responsible people. Now we have clarity."

The FAI will meet next week to discuss Trap's new contract, believed to be worth about €3 million over two years.

Chief Executive John Delaney said: "We'll leave for another week or two the debate about the manager's contract.

"But has Giovanni Trapattoni taken us forward? Yes, he has. Today we're in a far better place and we're qualified."