Trapattoni leaves Ireland job "by mutual consent"

UPDATE: Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni is to leave the job by mutual consent with the Football Association of Ireland.

11th September, 2013
Giovanni Trapattoni.

Ireland football manager Giovanni Trapattoni is to leave the job by mutual consent with the Football Association of Ireland.

A 1-0 defeat to Austria last night, which effectively ended Ireland’s small hopes of qualifying for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, had made the Italian veteran’s departure almost inevitable.

That result had followed last Friday’s disastrous 2-1 defeat at home to Sweden, which had already severely damaged the...

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