Giovanni Trapattoni keen to remain Republic of Ireland coach

Giovanni Trapattoni
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Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni insists that he will not quit his job.

Giovanni Trapattoni has insisted that he does not plan to step down as the Republic of Ireland coach.

The Italian saw his side suffer a comprehensive 6-1 defeat to Germany at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in their 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

"Because I am proud of this team and the results it has achieved," he told Sky Sports News when asked why he wanted to stay on.

"It's not about money - it's about pride and being professional in my job. I was in four countries and I won in every country."

Ireland's defeat places them in third place in Group C with three points from two matches, three points behind second-placed Sweden and six behind leaders Germany.

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