# marco-tardelli - Tuesday 4 June, 2013
Richard Dunne sat out this morning’s session in Malahide but Marco Tardelli is pleased with the defender’s recovery since returning to action on Sunday.
# marco-tardelli - Friday 31 May, 2013
The Hull City winger is suffering from a groin issue, according to Marco Tardelli.
# marco-tardelli - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
“I think Kevin Doyle knows that the boss loves him,” Tardelli said as he fielded questions about the striker’s absence from the Ireland squad.
Ireland fly out for Sweden this afternoon as manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans begin to take shape.
# marco-tardelli - Tuesday 5 March, 2013
Liam Brady is set to leave his Arsenal post next summer but he insists that a return to senior management is his plans for the future.
# marco-tardelli - Monday 4 February, 2013
Millwall goalkeeper David Forde is set to start Ireland’s friendly against Poland on Wednesday night.
# marco-tardelli - Friday 16 November, 2012
Giovanni Trapattoni hopes that Ireland’s luck will change as they draw a line under a year of mixed emotions in 2012.
# marco-tardelli - Monday 12 November, 2012
The Stoke striker will return to his club this evening because of a knee injury, the FAI say.
One of Celtic’s European heroes is expected to lead the Greek attack in Dublin on Wednesday.
The pair sat out training today ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Greece on Wednesday.
# marco-tardelli - Friday 19 October, 2012
The Italian and his assistant are believed to be attending top flight games in England.
# marco-tardelli - Wednesday 10 October, 2012
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni may tinker with his trusted 4-4-2 formation for the Germany clash on Friday night.
The Irish skipper sat out training today.
# marco-tardelli - Monday 13 August, 2012
The FAI confirmed the goalkeeper’s decision in a statement earlier this evening.
# marco-tardelli - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
“The players want to do something very important for the country. We believe. We will go out on to the pitch to win the match.”
# marco-tardelli - Monday 11 June, 2012
Ciarán Murphy sends this piece from his flat in Poland on a tear-drenched laptop computer.
# marco-tardelli - Saturday 26 May, 2012
“We wanted to get on a bit of a role before we go to Poznan,” added Irish matchwinner Shane Long.
The winger made a huge impact on the friendly encounter and Richard Dunne was once again immense at the back.
# marco-tardelli - Saturday 28 April, 2012
The Taoiseach who went up a hill and came down a mountain…
# marco-tardelli - Monday 23 April, 2012
Alex McLeish is confident that the Republic of Ireland centre-half will be fit in time for Villa’s final two Premier League games.
# marco-tardelli - Thursday 19 April, 2012
Ireland’s assistant manager has been impressed by James McCarthy as decision day for the Euro 2012 squad draws close.
# marco-tardelli - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
“I have to thank Giovanni because every time he has picked me in the squad, I have not been playing at Albion.”
# marco-tardelli - Friday 9 December, 2011
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni and asistant Marco Tardelli were in Poland this week to look at prospective locations.
# marco-tardelli - Tuesday 29 November, 2011
The Republic of Ireland boss has given his thoughts on the team’s future after penning a two-year contract extension this morning.
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# marco-tardelli - Friday 25 November, 2011
The Ireland assistant boss says he is well-aware of the progress made this year by Wes Hoolahan, Anthony Pilkington and Marc Tierney.
# marco-tardelli - Thursday 17 November, 2011
The manager also said he hopes Marco Tardelli will replace him as manager of the Ireland team one day.
# marco-tardelli - Monday 14 November, 2011
Here’s everything you need to know to get ahead of the game at the start of another week.
# marco-tardelli - Sunday 13 November, 2011
Stephen Kelly is the latest player to be ruled out of Ireland’s play-off squad. The good news is that Damien Duff is recovering…
# marco-tardelli - Wednesday 9 November, 2011
Ireland’s assistant manager gave the squad a clean bill of health at Gannon Park this morning.
# marco-tardelli - Saturday 29 October, 2011
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says that there’s “no pressure” on the FAI to offer him a contract extension in a hurry.
# marco-tardelli - Friday 28 October, 2011
What happened when Paudie met Trap? Let’s have your suggestions.
# marco-tardelli - Sunday 9 October, 2011
Ireland will give Robbie Keane every chance of proving his fitness ahead of the clash with Armenia on Tuesday, but it isn’t looking good for the striker…
# marco-tardelli - Thursday 10 February, 2011
Jimmy Mc has been the centre of attention all week. And he wasn’t even in Dublin for the game with Wales.
# marco-tardelli - Friday 20 August, 2010
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND stand-in boss Marco Tardelli has named the team’s 25-man squad for the first two Euro 2012 qualifiers, away to Armenia and home against Andorra.
Tardelli, standing in for Giovanni Trapattoni who was released from hospital earlier this week after a bout of food poisoning, said the side went into the back-to-back qualifiers next month “well-prepared and confident, having held a successful training camp in May and played a number of competitive and challenging friendly matches over the summer.
“Playing Armenia in Yerevan will be a tough test for the team but when we return to play our first competitive home game four days later, we hope to go to Aviva stadium having made a positive start to the campaign.”
The squad includes no new faces, with all 25 of the players having previously appeared at least once in a green shirt.
Goalkeepers: Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Joe Murphy.
Defenders: John O’Shea, Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger, Greg Cunningham, Kevin Foley, Stephen Kelly, Paul McShane , Darren O’Dea, Kevin Kilbane.
Midfielders: Glenn Whelan, Darron Gibson, Paul Green, Liam Lawrence, Aiden McGeady, Andy Keogh, Damien Duff, Keith Fahey, Keith Treacy.
Forwards: Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle, Shane Long.
# marco-tardelli - Thursday 12 August, 2010
# marco-tardelli - Wednesday 11 August, 2010
MARCO TARDELLI will take charge of the Ireland team for tonight’s opening international at the Aviva Stadium, after the FAI said Giovanni Trapattoni would not recover from his suspected food poisoning in time for the tie.
In a statement this morning the FAI said that the 71-year-old Trapattoni’s “progress overnight has been slightly behind expectations, and after being seen by his consultant, he will undergo further investigations, including x-rays this morning.”
Trapattoni’s assistant Tardelli will thus take charge of the Ireland team for tonight’s friendly against Argentina, which is the first time the international side will play at their new home.
Trap was brought to the Mater Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning by the FAI’s team doctor, Dr Alan Byrne, after complaining of vomiting and nausea.
The FAI said Trapattoni had attributed his illness to shellfish he ate in Italy before he left for Dublin.
The Italian’s absence means that neither side tonight will be managed by a full-time head ocoach, with Argentina under the temporary care of Sergio Batista following the departure of Diego Maradona.
The teams for tonight’s game have meanwhile been finalised and will line out as follows.
Ireland (4-4-2): Given; McShane, Dunne, O’Shea, Kilbane; Fahey, Andrews, Green, Duff; Doyle, Keane.
Argentina (4-3-3): Romero; Burdisso, Demichelis, Samuel, Heinze; Banega, Mascherano, Gago; Di María, Higuaín, Messi.