Twitter reaction to Trap's exit is as predictable as his tactics
Giovanni Trapattoni’s five year reign as Ireland manager came to an end today and there won’t be too many tears shed tonight given the reaction to the FAI’s decision.
As Liam Brady is at pains to point out in the RTE studio, he did lead us to the European Championships and within a whisker of the World Cup in South Africa, so for all the negativity surrounding the Italian of late, it is easy to forget what we have achieved.
However since that play-off victory over Estonia it has been steadily downhill with results and the performances and defensive strategy employed by Trap have come under fire. Back-to-back defeats against Sweden and Austria ultimately sealed his fate and here is sample of the reaction.
As we said, not too many unhappy Irish supporters out there.
Legend of the the game and took Irish football to the next level, thanks for everything Mr Trapattoni.
— shane long (@Shanelong009) September 11, 2013
To be fair to Trapattoni, he seems to have taken the decision well... pic.twitter.com/gsH6c0XY34
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 11, 2013
— Tom moore (@Wexcoastbirds) September 11, 2013
Cometh the hour...cometh the man. Step forward.......Roddy Collins #Trapattoni
— sean mccarthaigh (@seanmccarthaigh) September 11, 2013
— Phil O' Meara (@Phil_O_File) September 11, 2013
— Joel Burrough (@jiburrough) September 11, 2013
— David Sheehan (@sheehan_david) September 11, 2013
It wasn't all bad. France & Estonia away were two brilliant moments of the #Trapattoni era
— Ted Leddy (@TedLeddy) September 11, 2013