Giovanni Trapattoni (; born 17 March 1939), sometimes known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football manager and former footballer, considered the most successful club coach in the history of Serie A. As a player he was part of Italy's squad at the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
Trapattoni is currently the manager of the Republic of Ireland national team. He led them through a successful UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign after narrowly missing out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup (out of which his team were controversially knocked by France as a result of a handball incident). Then at UEFA Euro 2012, his team flopped leading to the retirement of star players Damien Duff and Shay Given. Trapattoni coached his native Italian national team to the 2002 FIFA World Cup (out of which his team were controversially knocked by South Korea) and UEFA Euro 2004 (out of which his team were controversially knocked by Denmark and Sweden). He has also coached in club football throughout Europe and is the only manager to have won all UEFA club competitions and the Intercontinental Cup. He achieved this with Juventus over his two spells with the club.
One of the most celebrated managers in football history, Trapattoni is one of only four coaches, alongside Ernst Happel, José Mourinho, and Tomislav Ivić to have won league titles (10) in four different countries. Alongside Udo Lattek, he is the only coach to have won all three major European club titles. Also, he is the only one to have won all UEFA club competitions and the World Club title, also having the record of UEFA Cup wins (three).
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