Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Pony and Trap?


Filed: Tuesday, 22nd January 2008
By: Matthew O'Greel


Former Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni is being linked with West Ham United's vacant Director of Football post.

The club are set to announce the new man imminently, and now the 68-year-old former Milan and Juve manager's name has been thrown into the hat.

Trapattoni has a long and illustrious career behind him and is currently in charge of Austrian outfit FC Salzburg, where he has spent the last two years.

Hammers chairman Bj÷rgˇlfur Gu­mundsson is knwn to be a keen admirer of the Italian, who has won numerous titles as a coach since taking his first managerial role with AC Milan in 1974.

Rumours that Trapattoni is set to replace Alan Curbishley as West Ham United's manager are thought to be wide of the mark.

The Italian legend is the latest in a string of names to be linked to the new post. Previous names rumoured to be in contention for the job include Franco Baldini (now part of new England manager Fabio Capello's backroom staff) and PSV's technical director Stan Valckx.





Related News

   arrow   Nani state? [26th Feb 2008]
   arrow   Faubert: Trapattoni for West Ham [5th Feb 2008]
   arrow   Pony and Trap? [22nd Jan 2008]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Noble thanks fans for 'fantastic' day
Mark Noble has thanked the 35,000 supporters who defied travel problems to ...more
Three Years Ago
Win or lose, they're on the boos
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton believes that the boo-boys who criticised Sam Allardyce and his t...more
Five Years Ago
Peterborough Utd v West Ham United: half time report
It's much ado about nothing at the break in this evening's Championship clash at London Road....more