Tuesday April 29 2014
Trap ‘very close’ to Morocco

It is reported that Giovanni Trapattoni is ‘very close’ to signing a deal to take over as Coach of the Moroccan national team.

The 75-year-old was said to have flown to Casablanca yesterday afternoon for talks with the country’s football federation.

Now, Corriere dello Sport say that the former Republic of Ireland boss is set to sign a four year contract with the Atlas Lions, rejecting an offer from Ivory Coast at the same time.

That length of time would see the Italian tactician take in two African Cup of Nations campaigns, as well as the World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018.

It is said that Trapattoni would want to bring in Marco Tardelli as his assistant, the same role he held while the duo worked together in Ireland.

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