Saturday November 15 2014
Trapattoni 'honoured' by Greece

Giovanni Trapattoni said “it would be an honour” to be Coach of Greece after Claudio Ranieri was sacked.

Ranieri was axed following last night’s shock 1-0 home defeat to the Faroe Islands, leaving the Euro 2004 winners bottom of their Euro 2016 qualifying group.

Trapattoni has been tipped as a possible successor and was interviewed by Greek media.

“It would be an honour to be the Coach of a side like Greece. They are a great team and a country I would love to work in,” said the 75-year-old.

“However, I haven’t heard from anyone yet. I have been to Greece many times and always dreamed of working there. The climate is marvellous, the sea wonderful and the football at a good level.

“I already know many of the international players and I’m sure Greece have the potential to qualify for the European Championships.

“I saw the Faroe Islands game and I really couldn’t believe it. In football these things can happen even to the best of us.”

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