Trapattoni accepts Ireland exit
After veteran coach Giovanni Trapattoni resigned from his position with the Republic of Ireland he expressed why they failed to meet their objectives during qualification whilst referencing one of his famous quotes.
The 74-year-old believed that with a little more luck his side could have qualified for the World Cup in Brazil this summer, but acknowledged that other group members were simply too strong.
With no signs of retiring Trapattoni also admitted that he was already considering where his next position will be.
“This time I’m the one who ended up in the sack,” Trapattoni told Sport Mediaset.
“Unfortunately we ended up in an extremely strong group. We dreamed of being able to qualify, but quite rightly and with a bit of bad luck we couldn’t do it.
“Consequently, we reached an agreement with the Federation on my resignation.
“When a relationship is interrupted, there are immediately little birds tweeting around you. Now I have to be careful I don’t make a mistake or get swept up in enthusiasm.”
After the European Championship second-leg qualifier with Estonia, Trap famously said, “The cat is in the sack, but the sack is not closed. The cat is in it, but it’s open – and it’s a wild cat.”
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