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17 Mar 09, 15:41
Do we not have a thread for the great man yet?
Happy 70th!

MILAN - F.C. Internazionale wishes its former coach Giovanni Trapattoni many happy returns on his landmark 70th birthday. Trap, who, fittingly, will be blowing out the candles as coach of the Republic of Ireland on St Patrick's Day, was born in Milan suburb Cusano Milanino in 1939.

During his five-season spell at the helm of Inter from 1986-91, Trapattoni guided the Nerazzurri to their first record-breaking Scudetto triumph in 1989 (with 58 points when 2 points were awarded for a victory), winning the Italian Super Cup in the same year before adding the club's first UEFA Cup two seasons later.

Through inter.it, Josť Mourinho wishes Giovanni Trapattoni many happy returns with this birthday message: "An embrace and sincere wishes to one of the greats of our sport, for his contribution in his role as a football coach, for the extraordinary victories in his career, particularly those on the Inter bench, but most of all for his ever-youthful desire to win and work on the pitch, which is our world, without confines, like Trap sees it."

17 Mar 09, 18:23
Best wishes Trap. And good luck with Ireland.

17 Mar 09, 18:47
Happy 70th Trap. Hope you get good resultes for Ireland. (Just not against Italy)

18 Mar 09, 16:56
Happy B-day Trap !!!!

18 Mar 09, 18:59
Happy bday!

21 Mar 09, 17:08
Happy belated birthday Trap!

22 Mar 09, 11:11
Happy belated bday Trap.

25 Mar 09, 11:32
I always associate him more to Juve than us, tbh.

He was affectionately remembered as the last coach to bring us the Scudetto but ever since Mancini changed us, I started to don't-give-a-rat's-ass about this guy anymore.

Me ungrateful me.

25 Mar 09, 12:43
Trap has probably coached anything and everything that moves in football.

I associate him with being a Milanista player, and a Gobbi coach. If it wasn't for the 89 Scudetto I would be disgusted to see him here.

At some point though, as a football lover, you have to respect what he has won around the world. Its simply amazing.

25 Mar 09, 20:09
Happy birthday Trap:star: