Monday 23 April 2018

Trapattoni ready for return to world stage with Paraguay

Former Ireland manager Giovanni Trappattoni
Former Ireland manager Giovanni Trappattoni
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI has been linked with a return to football as manager of Paraguay.

The former Ireland manager is determined to stay in the game and to remain in the international sphere after he was shown the door by the FAI in September.

He stressed that he would like to secure a job with a country that has qualified for this summer's World Cup, but Paraguay, who performed well in South Africa in 2010, have failed to make it to Brazil.

Manager Gerardo Pelusso was let go on account of their struggles and current boss Victor Genes is viewed as a stopgap solution. Last week, Trapattoni was mentioned as a possible option for Mexico.

He was also floated as a short term solution to Lazio's problems, while Hannover chairman Martin Kind claimed they had rejected an application from the 74-year-old.

Trapattoni (above) said before Christmas that he had received offers from club teams in the USA and Japan.

Irish Independent

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