Trapattoni trumpets Ivory Coast approach
Former Republic of Ireland manager tipped to take charge soccer team known as Les Elephants
Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since parting company with the Republic of Ireland in September last year after five years in charge.
“The Ivory Coast? Everything should materialise in 15 days’ time,” Trapattoni said to Italian radio station Radio Due. “I could also have accepted taking charge of Morocco and I thought about it for 48 hours, but in the end I made my decision.”