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.
Faubert: Trapattoni for West Ham [5th Feb 2008]
Pony and Trap? [22nd Jan 2008]
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