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Trapattoni receives Ireland backing

October 18, 2012
By ESPN staff
Giovanni Trapattoni will retain his job as Republic of Ireland manager after receiving support from the Football Association of Ireland.

• Keane backs boss to continue
• Delaney: Trap gets breathing space

Trapattoni, 73, had been under severe pressure ever since last week's embarrassing 6-1 thrashing at home to Germany in World Cup qualifying last week.

However, the veteran Italian boss responded by leading Ireland to a 4-1 ...

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