Must Try Harder


Giovanni Trapattoni has been told by the FAI they would like him to address some of the issues most commonly raised by his critics in the wake of Tuesday’s meeting of the association’s board where it was decided he should continue as manager of the Republic of Ireland despite the 6-1 defeat by Germany and general dissatisfaction over his team’s style of play.

FAI communications director Peter Sherrard spoke with the Italian after the meeting and conveyed the main concerns raised by board members.

These included his comparatively rare attendance at English league games and what is perceived as his lack of diplomacy when dealing publicly with players.

The feeling appears to be that he is well enough informed to do his job effectively but that he needs to be much more conscious of appearances.

Sorted. Now, onward to victory.

FAI tell Trapattoni to address concerns (Emmet Malone, Irish Times)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

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