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Trap keen to get back in game as he mulls offers

FORMER Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says he's keen to get back into management again and is mulling over offers, writes AIDAN FITZMAURICE.

The 74-year-old has been out of work since his time with the FAI ended after the back-to-back defeats to Sweden and Austria in the World Cup qualifiers, Ireland sliding to an all-time low of 67 in the FIFA world rankings in recent months.

Trap has not yet found a job, but he insists he has had offers. "I have to be careful where I choose next," he said.

"I've received flattering requests from far off places like America and Japan. I have meetings lined up in the near future and we'll see whether I decide to go east or west.

"I still have the enthusiasm for this job because mentally, I feel fresh. I'm not ready to take a back office position just yet."