Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been backed again by the Football Association of Ireland
Last Updated: October 19, 2012 6:30pm
Giovanni Trapattoni is determined to continue his work with the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been backed again by the Football Association of Ireland to continue in the job.
The 73-year-old Italian has suffered heavy criticism after the 6-1 World Cup qualifying defeat at the hands of Germany, but vows to carry on with what he insists is a longer-term plan.
Trapattoni held talks with FAI chief executive John Delaney at the Abbotstown headquarters on Friday - and was positive in his outlook afterwards.
He said: "John and I met today to clarify the thoughts of the board and these were agreed and confirmed by me. It was a useful and professional conversation and I thank him for this.
"During the meeting, we discussed a number points that were raised by the board to help us continue to improve our work for the association."
A 4-1 victory in the Faroe Islands at the weekend eased the pressure on the Republic manager, despite a bust-up between defender Stephen Kelly and Trapattoni's assistant Marco Tardelli.