IRELAND hero Sean St Ledger says that the FAI will have to give Giovanni Trapattoni a new contract if the Irish side manage to outwit Estonia in the Euro 2012 play-off.
The Irish squad trained in Dublin this morning before their afternoon flight to Tallinn, for the first of two games which will decide the fate of the Irish boss and a number of senior players who could retire if the team fail to qualify.
The FAI have made no movement on a new deal for Trap, with some FAI sources arguing that a new deal should only be handed out after the finals - if the team qualifies - but St Ledger is desperate for the 72-year-old to stay.
"Hopefully we can do the job in the playoff and the FAI will give the manager a new contract," St Ledger told the Herald.
"I want the manager to stay on. He brought me into the squad and gave me my chance, I think it would be great if he stayed. The results under him have been very good. We know it's a huge game for Ireland, it would be brilliant to qualify."
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