Giovanni Trapattoni could be at the 2014 World Cup after all as Coach of the Ivory Coast.
The tactician parted company with the Republic of Ireland after failing to qualify for the tournament in Brazil.
According to Tuttosport, Trap is set to be at the competition anyway, but on the bench of a different nation.
The Ivory Coast have reportedly offered him the post to replace Sabri Lamouchi and he is intrigued by the idea of training Didier Drogba and Gervinho.
It would not be the first time the Ivorian Federation has made a shock move, as on the eve of the 2010 World Cup they sacked Vahid Halilhodzic to make way for Sven Goran Eriksson.