Football | 9 months ago
Giovanni Trapattoni in the running for former World Cup hosts managerial post
He'll face competition from some high profile names

No stopping this man.

We don't know about you but when we imagine ourselves at the age of 77 we would expect that we would be long retired with the idea of returning to work far from our thoughts.

Well that is not the case for one Mr. Giovanni Trapattoni, the former Republic of Ireland manager is among the candidates for a high profile international management position.

Trapattoni, who turns 78 next month, has been out of work since leaving his role as Irish boss in September 2013.

He clearly has an appetite to continue in management and he has been heavily linked with a number of international and club vacancies in recent times.

The latest link has come from South Africa, as the official Twitter account of the national side, Bafana Bafana, has released a list of people who have applied for the post.


South Africa are currently without a manager after Shakes Mashaba was sacked in December for what was deemed "gross misconduct".

Things haven't fared to much better on the pitch for Bafana Bafana, as they failed to qualify for this year's African Cup of Nations.

Regardless of Trapattoni's style of play, he has a reputation for getting results with somewhat limited resources so his application is not really much of a surprise.

He does face some stern competition, however, as former Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini and 2017 African Cup of Nations winning coach Hugo Broos are both on the list of applicants.

If successful, we wonder if Trap will be brushing up on his Afrikaans...

While you're here, check out the latest episode of #SportsJOElive where we had Irish legends Shay Given and Clinton Morrison on the couch!

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