Trapattoni relaxed over contract

Updated: November 13, 2011

Giovanni Trapattoni is remaining relaxed over his future after guiding the Republic of Ireland to the brink of Euro 2012 qualification.

Friday’s 4-0 win over Estonia all but sealed a place in next year’s European Championship’s and with the Italian deal set to expire at the end of the current campaign he looks set to rewarded with a new deal.

However no talks have taken place yet and when asked if he would be seeking early talks with FAI chief executive John Delaney, he was diplomatic saying: “You can put the question to the president, Mr Delaney. At this moment, we remain concentrated on the game.”

Despite his relaxed demeanour, Trapattoni expressed his desire to remain in charge for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers

He said: “I change many teams in many country. When I was a younger manager someone said to me “Remember the more woods you visit, the more wolves you find”.

“We are proud about this team. I repeat this many times. Our team is a good team and play good football. Maybe we do not have super creative players, but we have good players. We have balance in defensive and offensive.

“Surely I would be disappointed and upset if I had to leave because I am sure that we can do better and we can repeat our performance in the next qualification towards the World Cup in Brazil.

“Now we have a very strong young team. When we change these senior players I am sure we have the option behind them who are very strong.

“In Italy, we say that the older wine gets, the better it tastes. I thank God I am still clear in mind.”

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