Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has praised the work of Giovanni Trapattoni as Ireland manager following their qualification to Euro 2012.
‘There is a guy that is 72, he’s got a list of things that he has won as long as my arm, but never mind this, he’s just been a fabulous manager. It struck me that throughout it all, he’s kept his calm, kept his cool, kept doing what he thought was right. He picked up a wonderful result in these last few games, against Russia when we were overrun’, McCarthy said.
The former Ireland manager has praised the team spirit Trapattoni has instilled in the Ireland side. McCarthy said: ‘He plays 4-4-2 and he has two sitters that don’t go anywhere. He gets berated for it back home in Ireland, but keeps going and they qualify for the European Championship.’
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