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Trapattoni was told at Friday’s meeting to attend more games in England, stop the fall-outs with his players and work on his English.
He responded by watching Wes Hoolihan and Anthony Pilkington star for Norwich in their Premier League win over Arsenal on Saturday.
The FAI described Delaney’s meeting with Trapattoni as “constructive.”
A statement added, “The meeting dealt with some issues that needed to be addressed and that this was done in a workmanlike and professional manner.”
Trapattoni said, “John and I met to clarify the thoughts of the board and these were agreed and confirmed by me.
“It was a useful and professional conversation and I thank him for this. During the meeting we discussed a number of points that were raised by the board to help us continue to improve our work for the association.”
Trapattoni is now planning for the future. He said, “We have in November another game.
“We started three games ago -- we have won two games, we have lost one against the best team in Group C.
“For me, it’s my job. I say always I am proud to be the manager of this team with these players.
“We have discovered many, many young players in the last three years and sometimes we can lose. Football is like this.”
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed he would be interested in the Ireland job if a vacancy arises in the near future.
Redknapp, Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane were all named as potential successors to Trapattoni.
“International football is something that would interest me,” said Redknapp.
Keane Happy With Trap
ROBBIE Keane has welcomed the decision to stick with Giovanni Trapattoni as Ireland boss after he helped Ireland to a 4-1 win in the Faroe Islands.
The LA Galaxy striker believes Trapattoni deserves to stay in charge of the Irish team despite the record 6-1 defeat at home to Germany.
The Republic are now on six points in their World Cup group with Germany and Sweden ahead of them and Keane is adamant Trap should stay.
Keane said, “The manager knows that with the squad of players we have, we are quite capable of qualifying, and I believe we can qualify, there’s no question about that.
“I still believe we can qualify and I am sure the manager believes that too, so I believe that the manager will be there with us.
“It’s out of my hands, but I am sure every player would probably say the same, we want him to stay and continue this campaign.”
DROGHEDA United booked a place in the Europa League next season with a late goal as they beat champions Sligo 2-1 on Friday night. Gary Twigg said his goodbyes to the Shamrock Rovers fans with both goals as they beat UCD 2-1 in Tallaght.
Cork City won 3-0 at home to Dundalk, Bohs won 4-1 at Bray and Derry were 2-1 winners at home to St Pats in a dress rehearsal for the FAI Cup final.
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