Giovanni Trapattoni's new contract with the FAI may have been a "formality", but the Italian will gladly tell you that there are only three certainties in this world - birth, life and death.
The 72-year-old is now guaranteed to accumulate over €10 million from his spell as Ireland football team manager by the time he passes on the mantle - preferably, in his eyes, to understudy Marco Tardelli - after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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